Botanical Name: Physostegia virginiana
Plant Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family), Common Sneezeweed
Description: This 2-5 ft., erect perennial has many elongate leaves and numerous flower heads. A winged stem bearing yellow, daisy-like flower heads with fan-shaped, drooping rays; disk flowers forming a conspicuous, greenish-yellow, ball-like structure at center of head. The flowers have raised centers and wedge-shaped, yellow petals which end in three teeth.
Growing Conditions: Moist, open areas. Sun
Bloom Time: Late, Aug-Oct
Bloom Color: Yellow
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts butterflies.
Native Status: PA native
Location in habitat: Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Demonstration Garden