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Tall Ironweed (Vernonia altissima)

Image ID: 2013/mtr163

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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 3 to 7 ft.
Blooms: August to October
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Parts indistinct
Location: Montour Trail
Date:  8/31/2013
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