Jun. 3, 2018

wingstem, Verbesina alternifolia

Wingstem is a tall plant, often growing in large stands, with flower heads a couple of inches across. In all respects it is beautiful, and should easily catch your eye. Why then doesn't it get more attention. Has anyone ever waited inpatiently for wingstem to bloom? Or eagerly went looking for wingstems? Why is it the Rodney Dangerfield of flowers? Perhaps it's just one of the crowd. There are so many tall plants in its family, with large yellow flowers. Ho hum, there's another yellow flower? Wingstem grows in open, most often damp areas in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY(T), OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. Lenawee Co MI, 8/7/10.