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Butterweed

Packera glabella

Description:

Yellow wild flowers

Habitat:

Edge of woods

2 Species ID Suggestions

Sneezeweed
Helenium autumnale Helenium autumnale (Common sneezeweed) | NPIN
Butterweed
Packera glabella Packera glabella (Butterweed) | NPIN


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10 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

apologies pazap101- I seem to be off today with my ID and Pronouns :) Will watch for your similar spotting.

pazap101
pazap101 9 years ago

Gatorfellows: I am a she! : )

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

MathewDuncan - sorry I am slow and giving you more than one answer. did not realize your petals were not notched as pazap101 noticed. He did a good catch. The suggestion of butterweed does fit, sorry, more work for you to edit your spotting. Thanks for your patience. :)

pazap101
pazap101 9 years ago

Yes, I do believe you've got it! : ) Thank you, I was up half the night trying to locate this wildflower online. I will still photograph my find and post it...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Ok gave you another suggestion. Butterweed, a new plant for me; the petals are not notched. See what you think :)

pazap101
pazap101 9 years ago

It has a faint ordor, not sweet more herbal. This wildflower is a cyme, and I did not get a leaf. As you can see in this photo, there are no leaves at the top of the plant. The flower is about 1/2 inch, about 12 petals, and no notches on the end of the petals. I'll go back and look for leaves, since I only brought home a flower.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Did plant have an odor? Do you have a photo of leaf?

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Will research your area some more and see what I find for you :)

pazap101
pazap101 9 years ago

I found this same flower but and not convinced it is sneezeweed, because the petals are different. Note the the tri-form petal on the sneezeweed photo. This flower seems to have single petals around the center.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Not 100%sure without seeing the leaf - got a leaf photo?

Matthew Duncan
Spotted by
Matthew Duncan

Fairborn, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on Jun 1, 2013

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