Verbesina virginica (Frostweed)
Frostweed features dark green leaves and white flowers. It grows in dappled shade found at the edges of woodlands, where it can form sizable colonies with its spreading rhizomes. Each stem has soft, fleshy green flanges running longitudinally down its length. When winter weather brings ice, the stems exude water that freezes into fascinating shapes, hence its common name Frostweed. This plant is well suited for naturalizing.
Frostweed is a pollinator magnet.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low to medium|
|Sun exposure||Part sun, part shade, shade|
|Bloom time||Summer, fall|
|Mature height||3-6 ft|
|Mature spread||2-3 ft
|Notes||Native bee friendly.
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|