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Wingstem (Actinomeris alternifolia)
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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: Allegheny Highlands Trail
Notes: May have 2 to 9 rays.
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- Prairie Coneflower
The center disk of prairie is greenish or brown. The center of wingstem is yellow and conspicuously knobby.
Sneezeweed petals have a distinctive scalloped edge.
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.