Aug 17 2013
Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) is now blooming in sunny woodlands in western Pennsylvania.
It’s easy to identify by its ragged yellow flowers whose central disk stands up and whose petals look as if they’ve been blown back by a strong wind.
Failing that, you’ll be able to identify it by the stem which has several “wings” or flanges that run its length.
(photos by Kate St. John)