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Ironweed

Ironweed Vernonia Fasciculata

Ironweed, native to many mid-western states, is a member of the aster family. It prefers moist soil. The caterpillars of several moths feed on Ironweed, including Grammia parthenice (Parthenice Tiger Moth) and Perigea xanthioides (Red Groundling).



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