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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.'
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The remaining control sites during both years were situated in unmanaged pastures (not mowed or grazed) characterized by a variety of herbaceous dicots including goldenrod (Solidago spp.), ironweed (Vernonia spp.), mint species, Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), and blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis), as well as orchard grass, rescue, timothy, and blue grass.
In contrast, herb-dominated sites were sparsely vegetated and dominated by smartweeds (Polygonum sp.), tall ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), goldenrods (Solidago sp.) and horse-nettle (Solanum carolinense).
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