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Bitterweed

Helenium amarum (Rafinesque)

Description:

A member of the Aster family. From the "Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States": usually found in overgrown pastures, disturbed areas, and roadsides. Grows up to 2 feet tall. Flowers are not quite an inch wide, with 8 to 10 yellow, 3-toothed ray flowers and a central, dome-shaped disk of tiny yellow flowers. Blooms spring to summer.

Habitat:

Middle Georgia - this specimen was growing on the side of a downtown road.

Notes:

Cell phone photography

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Macon, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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