Vernonia noveboracensis (L.) Michx.


Names and Myths

Vernonia Named for William Veron English botanist, died 1711

noveboracensis of New York

Natural history / Folklore

Found in moist meadows and near streams. The stems are very tough which gives the plant its name.

The root was used as a snake bite remedy.2


July to October, Tall plants to 10 feet. Thirty to 50 small purple flowers per head.

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