Packera glabella (Poir.) C. Jeffery - Butterweed
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Open wet areas, alluvial woods, pastures, moist cultivated fields.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive but weedy annual species can be found throughout Alabama and is most likely found in every county. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its thick, glabrous stems, pinnately divided leaves, and many yellow flowerheads. The plant is common along roadsides and in cultivated areas. It likes moist to wet soil.
Photographs taken off Hwy 80, Macon County, AL., 3-18-06.