Wild Florida Photo - Vernonia gigantea

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Vernonia gigantea

GIANT IRONWEED

Florida native

 

Found in hammocks and floodplains throughout most of central and north Florida plus much of the central and eastern United States from Texas to New York.

 
Vernonia gigantea is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Vernonia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Vernonia blodgettii - FLORIDA IRONWEED