Vernonia gigantea (Walt.) Trel. - Tall Ironweed
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - August - November.
Habitat - Low ground, alluvial banks, bottoms, fields, marshes, swamp forests.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This tall species can be found throughout most of Alabama. This is a robust species with a loose, spreading inflorescence.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 10-9-04.