Ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii var. interior)
Baldwin Ironweed Vernonia baldwinii Torr. var. interior (Small) Schub. (COMPOSITE FAMMY)
Baldwin Ironweed is an erect perennial 2-4 ft tall with thinly-pubescent to tomentose stems. The alternate leaves are ovate-lanceolate to ovate, sharply serrate, pubescent above, and tomentose beneath. The inflorescence is usually a flat-topped panicle of rose-purple to lavender heads of disk florets only. The seed is a small, resinous, pubescent achene with a fluffy brown pappus.