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Name: Imaeus
Dayton, ohio
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Imaeus
Aug 13, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Its about 7 to 9 feet tall. Its growing in a steep ditch and I just think its a very pretty colour. It probably gets about 8 hours of full sun a day or more.



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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Aug 13, 2014 6:16 PM CST
Centaurea; most likely jacea or nigra.
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Aug 13, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Begging to differ... Vernonia sp., possibly Vernonia noveboracensis, though it may be a different species. (This is not a genus I'm familiar with.)
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 13, 2014 7:41 PM CST

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I agree, it's a Vernonia, either Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) or New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis).
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 13, 2014 7:41 PM CST
We call it ironweed here (Vernonia)
I have it on my property , grows wild around here.
I have identified mine as Giant ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) , but there are some similar looking vernonia
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 13, 2014 7:42 PM CST
*Blush* cross posted
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 13, 2014 8:30 PM CST
I agree with Vernonia. There are at least five species known to grow in Ohio, but Vernonia gigantea seems to be the most common.
http://bonap.net/NAPA/TaxonMaps/Genus/County/Vernonia
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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