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Noun1.wingstem - perennial herb with showy yellow flowerswingstem - perennial herb with showy yellow flowers; the eastern United States
crown beard, crownbeard, crown-beard - any plant of the genus Verbesina having clustered white or yellow flower heads
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Verbesina alternifolia (L.) Britton ex Kearney; SYN: Actinomeris alternifolia (L.) DC.; Wingstem; Creek bank and moist woodlands; Common; C = 3; BSUH 17908.
Herbaceous layers of the forest along the Bosque River were similar to those reported for bottomland forests of north-central Oklahoma (Rice, 1965) where wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), instead of frostweed and Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus) instead of Canada wildrye, was reported.
boneset, wingstem, tall coneflowers and gray-headed coneflowers are
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. She strongly suggests referring to two valuable publications, "Butterflies" and "Butterfly Gardening" (see and MassWildlife's "Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forests for Wildlife").
The plants include daylilies, zinnias, Datura, Achillea, forget-me-nots, peonies, Astilbe, lemon balm, Liatris, castor bean, purple coneflower, Ajuga, sedum, wingstem barberry (Berberis sp.), Spiraea, and Chrysanthemum.
Other herbaceous species in abundance include stinging nettle (Urtica diocia), false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), smartweed (Polygonum pennsylvanicum), and wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia).
Several times Byron disappeared into the daisy wingstem as he took the tree's measurements.
Verbesina alternifolia (L.) Britton ex Kearney; SYN: Actinomeris alternifolia (L.) DC.; Wingstem; Floodplain woods and border of central field; Common; C = 3; BSUH 17483.
Fields of brilliant oxeye, coneflowers, goldenrod, wingstem and ironweed hide the decay of Canadian thistles, fringed loosestrife, skullcap, wild petunias and meadow rue.
31: Wingstem, burdock, ironweed, tall and showy coneflowers, pigweed, thin-leafed mountain mint, blue vervain, tick trefoil, downy false foxglove, monkey flower, three-seeded mercury and Joe Pye weed are blooming, sure signs of the arrival of Late Summer.
few wingstem and ironweed kernels still hang to their stalks.