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Texas ironweed

The Texas ironweed (Vernonia texana)

is a perennial forb.
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Vernonia
Specific epithet ? texana
Common names
Texas ironweed (United States)
IPNI details on Vernonia texana
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Plant added by plantdatabase

Vernonia texana http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Vernonia_texana
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