Helianthus radula (Pursh) T. & G. - Stiff Sunflower
Family - Asteraceae
Pubescence of the flowering scape.
Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Wet flatwoods, savannahs, pine barrens.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found in just a handful of southern Alabama counties. The plant is simple to identify because of its rayless flowerheads and rounded basal leaves. The scape is scabrous due to the pustulate bases of the hairs on it.
Photographs taken at Conecuh National Forest, AL., 10-23-04.