Beach Sunflower - Dunes Sunflower - and Bush Goldenrod
Syns: Solidago pauciflosculosa, Chrysoma solidaginoides
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family
Plant is an upright small shrub. Its preferred habitat is back dunes and margin of salt flats, sandy woodlands. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.
The leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one whole part; stalked; oblong to lance-like and widest at the middle; no teeth and no lobes. The leaf tip is blunt to nearly rounded and the base is wedge-shaped. Note the single central nerve (vein) of the leaf.
Flowers are panicle-like; bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. Disc and ray flowers are yellow. Flowers occur in the summer.
Fruit is achene.