Vernonia missurica

Common Name:  Missouri Ironweed

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habit heads--there are no ray flowers in Vernonia
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heads at peak flowering time in June leaves--try to describe the leaves of this plant using as many of the leaf terms as you can (shape, margin, arrangement, etc.)