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Vernonia ovalifolia Torrey & A. Gray. Oval-leaf Ironweed. Hab: Rich woods, stream banks. Dist: Sw. GA south to Panhandle FL and c. peninsular FL. Naturalizing in coastal SC from horticultural plantings (D.C. Payne, pers. comm., 2017).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = S; = n/a – RAB; = Vernonia gigantea (Walter) Trel. ssp. ovalifolia (Torr. & A.Gray) Urbatsch – K1, SE1, Urbatsch (1972); = Vernonia gigantea (Walter) Trel. var. ovalifolia (Torr. & A.Gray) D.B.Ward – Ward (2012a); < Vernonia gigantea (Walter) Trel. ex Branner & Coville – Fl7, FNA19, K3, K4, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 7

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