Monday, August 18, 2014

A Beautiful Weed

     I have no idea what this is, but they're all over the North Campus:
     Doesn't seem prickly enough for thistle, and I think the flowers are too flowery.  Big, too, from four to six feet tall.
  
     Update: Apparently, it's ironweed.  But it still looks pretty.

5 comments:

B.S. philosopher said...

It looks like a variety of Liatris.

Anonymous said...

Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata). Tall, tenacious and prolific.

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Purdue University seems to think it's ironweed.



http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/weeklypics/9-22-08.html

Wolfman said...

I know it as Knapweed, and it's wildly invasive a difficult to kill.

D.W. Drang said...

Just be careful if they start spewing spoors at you...