Vernonia fasciculata, Prairie Ironweed

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There are only a few Minnesota native plants with a purple color like Ironweed purple, and none of them grow this tall! You can feel confident planting this along the sunny edge of a wetland, in the center depths of a rain garden swale, or even a deep roadside ditch -it will do well there and it will be seen. 

Blooms: red-purple, July into September

Height: 3 to 6 feet

Conditions: sun to pt sun, wet to moist-medium soils