Croptilon divaricatum (Nutt.) Raf. - Slender Scratchdaisy
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed sites, waste ground.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its densely pubescent stems, serrate, cuneate leaves, much-branched inflorescences, and small yellow flowers. The plants sandy, dry habitat is another clue to a proper identification.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 9-12-05.