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Chokeweed growing wild in Kentucky.
Small Woodland Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower – Helianthus microcephalus
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family Genus Common Name: Sunflower Native Status: Native
Helianthus microcephalus – Small Woodland Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower. This is one of just a few Helianthus species which normally has fewer than 10 ray florets (petals.) Both the rays and disk are yellow. This plant is native to the eastern part of the United States, mostly south and central. The stem is smooth, sometimes glaucous, and the opposing lanceolate leaves are quite rough on the upper surface.
AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV. Taken with a Nikon D60.