Definition of Ironweed

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Vernonia
Group relationships: Genus Vernonia
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Ironweed

1. n. A tall weed with purplish flowers (Vernonia Noveboracensis). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus.

Definition of Ironweed

1. Noun. Any of certain species of the genus ''Vernonia'' of forbs and shrubs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ironweed

1. a shrub [n -S] - See also: shrub

Medical Definition of Ironweed

1. A tall weed with purplish flowers (Vernonia Noveboracensis). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ironweed

ironmongery
ironness
ironnesses
irons
irons in the fire
ironshod
ironshot
ironside
ironsmith
ironsmithing
ironsmiths
ironstone
ironstones
ironware
ironwares
ironweed (current term)
ironweeds
ironwoman
ironwomen
ironwood
ironwood tree
ironwoods
ironwork
ironworker
ironworkers
ironworking
ironworks
ironwort
irony
irony mark

Literary usage of Ironweed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Tawny ironweed; Appalachian ironweed Herbaceous perennial Dry fields, open slopes or ... New York ironweed Herbaceous perennial Stream banks and wet fields, ..."

2. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Achenes smooth, the pappus purple-tinged. (Fig. 289.) Means of control the same as for Tall ironweed. Habitat: Dry prairies; waste places. ..."

3. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"... as in the thistle and ironweed (Fig. 342), or the marginal flowers of the head may be ligulate, thus increasing the conspicuousness of the inflorescence ..."

4. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"239 57. Lower surface of leaves smooth or sparsely hairy; involucral bracts not recurved. TALL ironweed (Vernonia altissima) p. ..."

5. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Tawny ironweed; Appalachian ironweed Herbaceous perennial Dry fields, open slopes or ... New York ironweed Herbaceous perennial Stream banks and wet fields, ..."

6. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Achenes smooth, the pappus purple-tinged. (Fig. 289.) Means of control the same as for Tall ironweed. Habitat: Dry prairies; waste places. ..."

7. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"... as in the thistle and ironweed (Fig. 342), or the marginal flowers of the head may be ligulate, thus increasing the conspicuousness of the inflorescence ..."

8. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"239 57. Lower surface of leaves smooth or sparsely hairy; involucral bracts not recurved. TALL ironweed (Vernonia altissima) p. ..."

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