Verbesina occidentalis

Common Names
yellow crownbeard

Family
Asteraceae

Habitat
partly shaded areas with moist soils, eg. wooded riverbanks

Observed Blooming
early October, 2017

Conservation
endangered in Ohio

Note
very similar in appearance to Verbesina alternifolia. V. alternifolia has alternate leaves that are more lance-shaped, and usually has more than 2 ray florets per head, while V. occidentalis has opposite leaves that are more oval, and only 1 or 2 (sometimes 3) ray florets per head