Rayless Goldenrod -Pineland Rayless Goldenrod
Bigelowia nudata (Michx.)
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

 

Rayless Goldenrod is an upright, smooth perennial. Its preferred habitat is pine woods, ditches and marshy areas. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are mostly basal and spatula-shaped; stalked; no teeth and no lobes.  Stem leaves are also spatula-like or filiform.

The flowers are in clusters at the tip of a stem. Each flower is bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. Disc flowers are yellow; ray flowers are absent.  Flowers occur in late summer and early autumn.

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

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