Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) belongs to the Asteraceae (the Aster family). it is a biennial herb that is native to eastern and central United States, from Florida to Texas, north to Kansas and Pennsylvania. This herb grows in dry open woods or streambanks, and can reach 90-180 cm in height. The stems are 4-5 winged. The leaves are dark green, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, and arranged in alternate. The corymbs are borne on the terminal stems, and the white flower-heads bloom from August to October. The ray-flowers and disk flowers are whitish, and the anthers are purplish black.