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Arkansas Ironweed

Vernonia arkansana




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Arkansas Ironweed, also known as Curlytop Ironweed, is an herbaceous perennial native to the north and central United States. In nature, it is seen growing along streams and moist areas as well as in drier glades and prairies. The attractive purple flowers are a favorite for butterflies; ironweeds are being researched for use in modern medicine.


Arkansas Ironweed is used in our Butterfly and Hummingbird mix.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound

Seeding Rate

7 bulk lbs/acre


Average, Moist



Bloom Month

Aug, Sep



Specialty Uses

Butterfly, Medicinal

# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq ft.

Life Cycle


What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.