Vernonia arkansana
(Curlytop Ironweed)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Curlytop Ironweed, Arkansas Ironweed, Great Ironweed
    Synonyms: Vernonia crinita
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - September
    Status: Native

Vernonia arkansana, or Curlytop Ironweed, is native only to the Ozark region of the US. It is a perennial that grows in dry meadows, prairies and along roadsides, railroads and woodland edges. It blooms in summer with purple flowers.

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