Growing along the lake in Alley Park.
Species from eastern North America
Common name: Giant Ironweed
Photographed in Boyle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas
Vernonia gigantea (also known as Giant ironweed, Tall Ironweed or Ironweed) is a species of perennial plant from Asteraceae family that can be found in United States and Canada. The plant is considered to be an invasive species in the United States and have numerous common names.