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Yellow Wingstem

Verbesina helianthoides

Yellow Wingstem is a Midwest native perennial plant. The central stem is strongly winged, with scattered white hairs between the ridges. The long leaves are coarse-looking, with a rough texture. Yellow Wingstem blooms with numerous daisy-like composite flowers with a ragged appearance from late summer to early fall. Blooming lasts about 1-1½ months. Sometimes the flowers have a mild fragrance.

More About Verbesina helianthoides:

Yellow Wingstem flowers are visited primarily by long-tongued bees, especially bumblebees. Some short-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers also visit the flowers; the long tubes of the disk florets make the nectar inaccessible to many insects with shorter tongues, such as flies and wasps. The caterpillars of the butterfly Chlosyne nycteis (Silvery Checkerspot) and Basilodes pepita (Gold Moth) feed on the foliage. Because of the bitterness of the leaves, Wingstem isn't consumed by deer, rabbits, and other herbivores to the same extent as many other plants. Animals may distribute the seeds to some extent.

Gardening Suggestions for Yellow Wingstem:

Key Characteristics:

Butterflies
Songbirds
Humming- birds
Midwest Native
Deer Resistant
Average
Height:
3-8 Feet
Spread:
12-24 Feet

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Attributes
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Sun-loving
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage