Verbesina alternifolia, also known as wingstem or yellow ironweed, is a tall, weedy, clump-forming perennial native to eastern and central North America's woodlands. It can be found in low open or rich forests, tree margins, and meadows in Missouri. Easily grown in full sun to part shade in medium, well-drained soils. It prefers wet, organically rich soils, but it can also tolerate some dryness.
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Scientific Name: Verbesina Alternifolia
Common Name: Wingstem
Plant Type: Perennials
Zone: 4 to 8
Native Range: Eastern and Central North America
Full Growth Height: 48-96 "
Width: 24-72 "
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Summer(Late), Fall
Flower: Showy, Dome-Shaped Clusters
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Average, Low
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Well-Drained, Moist
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Prairies and Meadows, Native Gardens, Wildflower Meadows