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Western Ironweed: Vernonia baldwinii
Family: Sunflower,Asteraceae
Hardiness: Zones 5a to 9b
Plant: Perennial, Size: 2-5 feet
Flower: Purple cluster of tiny flowers
Bloom Period: July- October
Soil: Adaptable well draining
Exposure: Full sun
Water: Drought tolerant
Planting: Fall sown seeds
NATIVE DISTRIBUTION: Dry rocky hills of Central and West Texas openings and edges of woodlands.
Western Ironweed is one of our most robust and drought resistant perennials and is very showy with its fluffy cluster of of purple flowers.