Smooth Rosonweed (Silphium asteriscus var. latifolium (A. Gray) J.A. Clevinger)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Scientific Name Synonym(s): Silphium confertifolium Small, Silphium glabrum Eggert ex Small, Silphium trifoliatum var. latifolium A. Gray, Silphium asteriscus ssp. latifolium Weber & T.R. Fisher. Common Name Synonym(s): Starry Rosinweed Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Notice the smooth stem and leaves lacking hairs (Glabrous). For moreContinue reading “Smooth Rosonweed (Silphium asteriscus var. latifolium (A. Gray) J.A. Clevinger)”

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella Foug.)

Synonym(s): Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Girasol Rojo Asteraceae (Aster Family) Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , BrownBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , AugBloom Notes: May flower longer if rains are plentiful. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis L.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: White , YellowBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , AugBloom Notes: Field Chamomile can be distinguished from other mayweeds by its flat leaf-segments (rather than rounded leaf-segments), and by the woolly pubescence of its foliage. It does not possess the unpleasant odor of Dog Fennel (A. cotula).Continue reading “Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis L.)”

Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum G. L. Nesom var. brevistolon)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Singlehead Pussytoes (Antennaria solitaria Rydb.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Solitary Pussytoes Bloom Color: White , GreenBloom Time: Mar , Apr For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Plantain-Leaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Hook.)

Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa Nutt.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Showy Goldenrod, Noble Goldenrod Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Missouri Ironweed (Vernonia missurica Raf.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Missouri Ironweed can be distinguished from other Vernonia spp. primarily by the number of disk florets in the compound flowers, and the profuse hairiness of the stems and lower sides of the leaves. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Frost Weed, Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Oldfield Weed, White Oldfield Aster. Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Sept, OctNotes: Probably our most often encountered aster here in TN. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Opposite-leaf Spotflower (Oppositifolia var. repens)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Oppositeleaf Spotflower, Opposite-leaf Spotflower Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow , GreenBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , NovBloom Notes: Disc florets yellow to orange. Ray florets orange For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Curtis’ Goldenrod (Solidago curtisii Torr. & A. Gray)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Mountain Decumbent Goldenrod, Curtis’ Goldenrod Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora Aiton)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Anisescented Goldenrod, Anise-scented Goldenrod, Sweet Goldenrod Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: The crushed leaves of Sweet Goldenrod give off an anise scent that readily identifies this widespread species. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Pink Thoroughwort (Fleischmannia incarnata (Walter) King & H. Rob.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Pink Thoroughwort Bloom Color: White , Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Sept ,Oct , NovNotes: This plant is indeed most closely related to ageratums such as Blue Mist Flower (Conoclinium coelestinum). For more information about this plant, Click Here.