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Vernonia noveboracensis

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
Speciesnoveboracensis

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Vernonia noveboracensis (ironweed)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Vernonia noveboracensis (ironweed)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 2½ × 2½" (7 × 6.6 cm)

 

Vernonia noveboracensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Oct 2021.

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Vernonia noveboracensis (ironweed)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 7 × 5" (16 × 13 cm)

Vernonia noveboracensis (ironweed)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)