Youngia japonica (L.) DC. - Oriental False Hawksbeard
Family - Asteraceae
Lower portion of stem.
Flowering - February - December.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste places, roadsides, lawns.
Origin - Native to southeastern Asia.
Other information - This weedy species can be found in scattered counties of southern Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its basal rosette of pinnatifid leaves, its densely hairy lower stems, and its many small heads of bright yellow flowers.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 3-22-06.