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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 24 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Baldwin County

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Marion Nelson

Notes:

25 to 30 inch tall plant occurs frequently in ditches and waste field areas. opposite leaves with prominent “wings” on main stem

Comments

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Apparently it’s not verbesina alternifolia (as it has opposite leaves), which is the only verbesina that the USDA plants database gives the name of wingstem. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VEAL (They are very deficient when it comes to cataloging common names.) They call almost all the rest of them “crownbeard” (with 2 exceptions, capitaneja and gravelweed).

    May 28th, 2017 at 11:08am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Good eye. Common name is wingstem… One of the verbesinas… Probably will have to wait for bloom to know which one you have. In the winter, the white flowering verbesina produces ice around the base of the plant… Which gives the plant it’s other common name “frost flower” Verbesina makes a great butterfly plant.

    May 26th, 2017 at 6:07pm

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