Tall Ironweed – Native Plant of the Day 10/01/2017
Photo from 10/03/2009. Location: Walker County, GA.
More info / photos at the Vernonia gigantea detail page.
I think Tall Ironweed may be as beautiful in it’s fall garb as it is in summer.
Another of the butterflies cavorting among the Giant Ironweed plants in north Georgia exactly a month ago.
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Our bird bath has been frozen over two mornings in a row now. No butterflies today. A month ago this butterfly was among dozens dancing among the ironweed in the warm sunshine in northern Georgia.
As I drive into work in the morning, I pass a field which frequently has a mist hovering over it. This fall the field has been filled with Goldenrod. Every foggy morning I’d wish that I could be headed into that field instead of headed into the office. A couple of Saturdays ago there was a bit of fog in the morning air and I had no other commitments, so I headed for that field before sunrise. Here are 8 of my favorite photos from that Foggy Saturday Morning. (Click on photos for larger version.)
An extra for today: Bumblebee, dew, and Tall Ironweed – Vernonia gigantea.
Tall Ironweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/17/2010.) Scientific name is Vernonia gigantea. This plant also is known by the common names Giant Ironweed, Ironweed. Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on Oct 3, 2009.