Vernonia Noveboracensis, or more commonly know as New York Ironweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with dark green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Vernonia. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 6.6 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during late summer and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Vernonia Noveboracensis or New York Ironweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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