Sericocarpus tortifolius (Michx.) Nees - Whitetop Aster
Family - Asteraceae
Cluster of immature flowers.
Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Sandhills, flatwoods, hammocks, old fields, sandy soils.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found in the southern half of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its habitat, pubescent stems, alternate, twisted leaves, and white ray and disk flowers.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 10-2-04.