Wingstem is a perennial from the Midwest and east-central U.S. It gets its name from the distinctive, papery ridges that occur along its stems. Plants grow four to seven feet tall and have daisy-like, yellow flowers with drooping petals. It is commonly found in open woods, woodland borders, meadows, thickets and ditches. Beekeepers know the plant as the “Golden Honey Plant” because it is a source of nectar for honey bees. Flowers also attract long-tongued bees, bumblebees, butterflies and skippers. Seeds are also attractive to birds. Highly recommended for pollinator mixes and meadow plantings.