Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family
The yellow flowered Crown-Beard (Yellow Wingstem), is found in similar places.
This is a herbaceous plant; a perennial which can reach a height of 8 feet. Its leaves are alternate on the stem; 8 inches in length; lance-like with toothed margins. The leaf margins often extend down the stem forming a wing; thus the name "Wingstem."
The flowers have numerous parts and are up to 3 inches wide. The blooms are yellow and appear in mid summer and persists into early autumn. Ray flowers, which angle downward from the disc, usually number less than 10. Flowers occur in late summer and early autumn.
Fruit is a flat achene with two or sometimes three teeth.