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i·ron·weed

 (ī′ərn-wēd′)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of the composite family, having alternate leaves and clusters of purplish flower heads.

ironweed

(ˈaɪənˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) any of various plants of the genus Verona, which have purple flowers and are found in North America, South America, Asia and Africa

i•ron•weed

(ˈaɪ ərnˌwid)

n.
any North American composite plant of the genus Vernonia having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers.
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Noun1.ironweed - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hueironweed - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue
genus Vernonia - genus of New World tropical herbs or shrubs with terminal cymose heads of tubular flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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I joined them, and Leo accompanied us at some distance, running ahead and starting up at us out of clumps of ironweed, calling, `I'm a jack rabbit,' or, `I'm a big bull-snake.
Everything was as it should be: the strong smell of sunflowers and ironweed in the dew, the clear blue and gold of the sky, the evening star, the purr of the milk into the pails, the grunts and squeals of the pigs fighting over their supper.
Goldenrod presages September as ironweed and wingstem continue to brighten the fields.
Yellow ironweed or wingstem; August-September; high, dry woods; common; USIH 977.
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Only a few wingstem and ironweed kernels still hang to their stalks.
Along the highways, ironweed seeds are soft and white when early winter comes.
White and violet asters, orange beggarticks, burr marigolds, tall goldenrod, zigzag goldenrod and Japanese knotweed come into bloom, blending with the brightest of the purple ironweed, yellow sundrops, blue chicory, golden touch-me-nots, showy coneflowers and great blue lobelia.
In the woods and pastures, you can find tall ironweed, wingstem, wild oxeye, small-flowered agrimony, tall bellflower, white snakeroot, wild lettuce, sundrops, heal-all, wild cucumber, jumpseed, tall coneflower, clearweed, touch-me-not and goldenrod.
Ironweed and white boneset seeds are soft and pale.
velvetleaf, jimsonweed, prickly mallow, wild lettuce, ironweed and
Before playing a homeless couple in Ironweed, Nicolson and Streep played feuding husband and wife in the 1986 movie Heartburn.