Wingstem (Actinomeris Alternifolia) may be considered a weed when found growing along roads. Yellow, daisy-like flowers; alternating leaves flowing into "wings" on the stem; grows 3 to 8 feet and is found in woodland edges and thickets From Iowa to southern Ontario, and New York south.
Asteraceae Family - "Wingstem"
Blooms from August through the end of September. It is the only Actinomeris species in our area. Finding it in a wooded hollow in late summer is a surprise of color. It is a good indicator that the soil is alluvial.
|Sun Exposure||Savanna, Woodland|
|Soil Moisture||Wet, Wet Mesic|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer, Fall
August, September, October
|Max. Height||8 feet|
|Seeds Per Packet||300|
|Seeds Per Ounce||9,000|
No medicinal or food uses reported.