Missouri Wildflower Guide


The ironweed is purple now; the blackeyed-Susans nod;
And by its banks, weighed down with wet, blooms
     bright the goldenrod:
Blooms bright the goldenrod, my dear, and in the
     mist of morn
The gray hawk soars and screams and soars above the
     dripping corn:
And by the pool, cerulean cool, the milkweed bursts its pod,
As through the air the wild fanfare rings of the hunter's horn.

 

From "Happiness" by Madison Cawein

 

Ironweed

(This page is incomplete.)

 

  • Bloom Time

    May-Sep

     

  • Habit

    Herbaceous

     

  • Height

    To 4 feet