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Verbesina alternifolia


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Verbesina alternifolia (Wingstem)

This easily recognized wildflower appears on average to moist sites at the edges of woods and along roadsides from July to September. It is named for its unusual winged stems. Wing-stem can grow to a height of six feet, and the distinctive flowers are characterized by the greenish-yellow centers and drooping ray flowers.

Additional Information:

4-6 Feet


-24 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Calico Aster (Aster laterifolius), New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Riddell's Goldenrod (Solidago riddellii), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar