Woolly Sunbonnets - Pineland Daisy - Chaptalia Sunbonnets
Chaptalia tomentosa
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

 

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Its preferred habitat is savannas, pinelands and moist roadside ditches. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are mostly in a basal rosette, consisting of one whole part, spatula-like in outline; no teeth and no lobes.

The flower is a solitary head; usually nodding. Disc flowers are bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. The color ranges from white to light yellow. Ray flowers are female, numerous and white (often pinkish below). Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it (achene).

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