Native Plant Database

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Wingstem; Yellow Crownbeard

Verbesina helianthoides
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment:
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food (Birds)
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

36 to
54
inches

Spread:

16 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
54
inches
Spread: 16 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
54
inches
Spread: 16 to
20
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in prairie plantings as well as butterfly and bird gardens. A good bird seed plant.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Hairy, winged stems support yellow coneflower-like heads. Produces frost flowers on first freezing days of fall.

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