Verbesina alternifolia
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Wingstem in cultivation

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Verbesina
V. alternifolia
Binomial name
Verbesina alternifolia
Britton ex Kearney (L.)

Coreopsis alternifolia L.
Actinomeris alternifolia (L.) DC
Coreopsis procera Dryand. ex Aiton
Ridan alternifolia (L.) Britton

Verbesina alternifolia is a species of flowering plant in the aster family. It is commonly known as wingstem[1] or yellow ironweed.[2] It is native to North America.[1]

It is a larval host to the gold moth (Basilodes pepita) and the silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis).[3]


  1. ^ a b "Verbesina alternifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. ^ "Verbesina alternifolia - Plant Finder". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ The Xerces Society (2016), Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects, Timber Press.
Close-up of mature Verbesina alternifolia flower heads