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Synonyms for ironweed

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

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It is claimed the pair, who first met in 1985 when they starred together in Heartburn, struck up a relationship on the set of the 1987 movie Ironweed - and even had sex in his trailer.
Jack Nicholson enjoyed a brief fling with Meryl Streep on the set of 1987 film Ironweed, a biography has claimed.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a useful list of native rain garden plants by region, such as blue lobelia and cinnamon fern in the Northeast; cardinal flower and giant coneflower in the deep South; and ironweed, monkey flower and big-toothed sunflower in the Midwest.
These include, but are not limited to, milkweed, joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), thistle (family Asteraceae), ironweed (Vernonia altissima), and butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.
Oakham botanist Caren Caljouw advises considering many native New England plants that aren't usually in these mixes, such as orange milkweed, New York ironweed, boneset, cardinal flower and wingstem.
I remember going to see Ironweed, I thought it was going to be fantastic because it's a period piece and it was Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, but I just found the whole thing so depressing.
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DonAAEt divide perennials that are still flowering, like New York ironweed, Joe-Pye weed, New England asters, boltonias, autumn joy sedums and chrysanthemums.
In the 1986 film Heartburn, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep play journalists doomed to an unfaithful marriage; a year later, in Ironweed, the two stars cross paths again as Depression-era drifters.
Meryl Streep - Ironweed Nominated for an Oscar, the world's most venerated actress won countless plaudits playing a toothless alcoholic crone wandering the US during the Great Depression.
It is probable that this latter approach has the greatest potential, and plants such as saltbush (Atriplex), prickly pear Cactus (Opuntia), and ironweed (Kochia), show great promise as forage plants.
She also sings, either on screen or on the soundtrack, in Postcards From Edge, Heartburn, Ironweed and Death Becomes Her, but this is her Irst full-on Ilm musical.
The Magic Barrel" by Bernard Malamud, Ironweed by William Kennedy, Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, Dangling Man by Saul Bellow, All My Sons by Arthur Miller, and The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut all address the impact of war, the disintegration of cultural values, the loss of a sense of community, and the search for a source of meaning and transcendence in individual lives.
Some Mississippi wildflowers that can take the heat are butterfly weed, ironweed, purple coneflower, blazing star, blanket flower, and New England aster.
What about the Ironweed and the Silver Blue Bell, for starters?