Western Ironweed Weed Killer
Vernonia baldwinii Herbicide
Description of Ironweed, Western (Vernonia baldwinii):
Bright magenta flowers, growing up to 3 feet tall, that bloom in late summer to early fall. It is a great way to attract pollinators because it serves as a late-season nectar source. he Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation recognizes this species as having special value because of the large amount of native bees that forage on its flowers. The caterpillars of some moths feed on Ironweed species. Bitter to the taste, so herbivorous animals like deer and cattle will avoid consuming it. This species is found most often on the western side of the Mississippi River valley. Western Ironweed is not picky about soil types, thriving in wet, dry, and rocky conditions. This plant spreads vigorously by rhizomes, so is most appropriate in large prairies or meadows rather than use in home gardens.
Western Ironweed Optimized Control Options Finder
According to the manufacturer approved labels: The following 3 weed killers, applied at the listed application rates, will control Western Ironweed.