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Vernonia lettermannii Engelm. ex A. Gray

Narrowleaf ironweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusVernoniaNamed for the English botanist William Vernon, d. 1711
SpecieslettermanniiAfter George Washington Letterman (1841-1913)

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Vernonia lettermannii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Vernonia lettermannii (narrowleaf ironweed)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm) ID is uncertain

Vernonia lettermannii (narrowleaf ironweed)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)


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