Flat Top.

Vernonia noveboracensis. Composite Family. July - Sept.

Found in moist soil, meadows. Massachusetts to Virginia and Mississippi; usually near the coast.

Flower-Heads

Reddish purple, the brownish purple scales bristle tipped, in broad, flat clusters terminating stem 3 - 9 feet high.

Leaves

Long lance-shaped, toothed.

Ironweed.

Ironweed.