Eurybia hemispherica (Alexander) G.L. Nesom - Southern Prairie Aster
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - August - December.
Habitat - Glades, barrens, rocky woods, prairies.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found in a few scattered counties throughout Alabama and is uncommon. The plant can be identified by its woody rootstock, thin, sessile leaves, and large flower heads. The involucre of this species has thick phyllaries which typically spread at the tips.
Photographs taken at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, AR., 9-2-06.