Wingstem, sometimes called Yellow Ironweed, is classified as a wildflower. It likes to grow in moist fertile areas. There are several plants growing along the wet weather creek. Butterflies and bumblebees like this plant. The leaves are bitter and not consumed by the like of deer and rabbit and I am sure that Dug (the ground-hog) won't be bothering them either. Speaking of Dug, he was out for a sunning and a snack this afternoon but scurried back home as soon as he heard me. I know he is fattening himself up for the winter.