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Wingstem (Actinomeris alternifolia)

Image ID: 2013/gtwn84L

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Other common names: Yellow Ironweed
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 8 ft.
Blooms: August to September
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  2 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 6 parts
Location: Ghost Town Trail
Date:  8/24/2013
Notes: May have 2 to 9 rays.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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