Ironweed

This is a very large genus with around 1,000 species of herbaceous perennials and shrubs. They are native to many regions of the world including North America, South America, Africa and Southeastern Asia. The genus is named for an English botanist named William Vernon.

 

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Vernonia gigantea Ironweed
   
   
   

 

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