marsh-elder Asteraceae Iva
|Leaf: Tardily deciduous to nearly evergreen, opposite, thickened, lanceolate, serrate margins, with three prominent leaf veins.
Flower: Small and green, borne on 4 inch panicles, appearing in the summer.
Fruit: Purplish to dark brown achenes.
Twig: Slender, somewhat angular, initially green and becoming gray-brown, with slender leaf scars that completely encircle the twig, buds are very small and wedge-shaped.
Bark: Gray-brown and smooth.
Form: A multistemmed shrub to 8 feet.
Looks like: eastern baccharis
| Additional Range Information:
Iva frutescens is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting marsh-elder.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson