Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Curlytop Ironweed

Vernonia arkansana
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Purple
Fall Color:

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Curlytop ironweed by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

36 to
48
inches

Spread:

24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
An excellent species for habitat gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Place taller species in beds where it will help hold up other upright species. Fertile soil can create a monstrous plant.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

An attractive plant from head to toe. Sizable plant for the back of beds and rain gardens.

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