Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Wingstems and Crownbeards from Linda Chafin and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Yellow Crownbeard (V. occidentalis) is very similar to Wingstem but always has opposite leaves. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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JK Marlow jkm0308p_20
August Jackson County NC
A robust 3-9' leafy perennial, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Keith Bradley kab_v_alternifolia_2762
August Swain County NC
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Flowers have 2-10 drooping yellow rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
JK Marlow jkm120915_946
September Greenville County SC
Leaves alternate, with winged stalks that extend downward as wings on stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Roxanna Martin rlm91111_151
September Spartanburg County SC
Disk flowers yellow, loosely arranged, forming a sphere, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Gill Newberry gn10_v_alternifolia
Anthers purple. Style bifurcate [2-forked]. Stigmas yellow, curling, per www.missouriplants.com
JK Marlow jkm0310e_20
October Jackson County NC
Winged petioles extend down the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
JK Marlow jkm121024_670
October Cherokee County NC
Murphy River Walk
Phyllaries in 1(-2) series, ~ spreading to reflexed, per Flora of North America.
COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers