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Plant Name:

Missouri Ironweed

Scientific Name:

Vernonia missurica


Missouri Ironweed is a perennial wildflower with clusters of bright purple flowers that bloom in late summer to fall. It adds a splash of color to prairies, meadows, and open areas.


Prairies, meadows, open areas


Missouri Ironweed attracts a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. It provides nectar for adult butterflies and serves as a host plant for some species.

Growing Conditions:

Missouri Ironweed thrives in full sun to partial shade and moist soils.


Missouri Ironweed is used in native plant gardens, prairie restorations, and wildflower meadows. It can also be grown as a cut flower.

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Fun Facts:

Missouri Ironweed is a native wildflower of North America. It is known for its tall stature and vibrant purple flowers.

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Mason Brock (Masebrock)

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