Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

 Verbesina alternifolia - Wingstem

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

The United State Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource has a wonderful map showing the natural range of Wingstem

Verbesina alternifolia - Wingstem
Verbesina alternifolia - Wingstem

Wildlife Significance


Nectar -
Butterflies including the Pearl crescent, skippers, moths, long-tongued bees (bumblebees)

Pollen - long-tongued bees (bumblebees)

Host Plant - Pearl crescent caterpillar

Deer -  Not a favorite of this plant

For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower site


Rasberries flourished growing near Wingstem
Rasberries flourished growing near Wingstem
Abundance of Berries

Wingstem growing near my raspberries seemed to increase our bounty. Be causious where you plant Wingstem it truly  spreads like "wildflower"  
wingsten growing near Alleghney River
Wingstem - Allegheny River Trail, PA
Cultivation Information
Flower Color - Yellow
Height - 6 - 8 feet
Blooms - July - October
Sun - Full/part shade
Hardy Zone -  5-9
Soil - moist - lots of organic material

Family - Asteraceae

wingstem near soy field
B&O Richland Trail, Ohio - Wingstem growing near a soybean field.
Rasberry jam
Look what happens when one raises native plants near the garden!
Seed Provenance - Nodding Onion Gardens - Friends property Rocky River, Ohio