New York Ironweed
Scientific name: Verononia noveboracensis
Lance shaped and dark green.
Small clusters of disk shaped flowers are a lavendar color. If you look closely, you will see that they are a disk shape.
Plant some for late season color and the wildlife it will attract. Deer are unlikely to eat this.
It is commonly found in wet, open bottom land fields.
Goldfinches and other seed-eating birds enjoy the seeds when they develop in late summer and fall. This is a good reason to let plants go to seed.
The Native Americans used this plant as a pain reliever.
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