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This relative of "Black-eyed Susan" can grow up to 12 feet tall, easily competing with other tall native wildflowers like Joe-pye Weed and Ironweed which bloom about the same time. As with those popular wildflowers, this one is also available in the nursery trade in a number of cultivars. This plant is also edible, with a traditional use as a cooked potherb early in the spring.
Distribution USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: BC , MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC Native Distribution: Que. to n. FL, w. to ID & AZ Native Habitat: Low, rich woods; wet fields; alluvial thickets
Spotted in the Cohutta Wilderness Area
Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 12, 2014