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western ironweed, Baldwin's ironweed

Vernonia baldwinii


Tallgrass prairie. Prairie State Park - Mindenmines, Missouri


The only red/purple ironweed listed for the park here See also

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

On further research, I think it is V. baldwini. Thanks StirredMocha.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Stirred. You are likely correct about the genus but I don't think it looks like V. baldwinii in the leaves. Anyway, "There are 5 Vernonia species in Missouri, and they often hybridize, making identification tricky." :-)

StirredMocha 7 years ago

Looks like an ironweed (Vernonia sp.) but the leaves look a bit too rough on the surface. Perhaps V. baldwinii?

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