Common Names: New York ironweed, vein-leaf hawkweed
Sub-category: Aster family
A herbaceous plant with alternate, simple leaves, on stiff, greenish purple stems. The flowers are purple, borne in summer and fall. This ironweed is an herbaceous perennial that spreads by seeds and runners. Flowers have numerous tiny, fluffy, deep purple, composite flowers (rays absent) in loose, 3 to 4 inch wide, terminal clusters atop stiff, leafy stems typically growing 4 to 6 feet tall.
Typically occurs in the wild in moist thickets, low areas and along streambanks.
Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: Pink