Branching clusters of stalked flowers at the top of the stem and arising from upper leaf axils. Branches are often leafy and crowded with flowers. Flowers are 1 – 1 1/2″ across with 40-100 narrow petals (ray flowers) and a golden yellow center that turns reddish purple with age. Ray color is purple to rose pink.
|Season Bloom||August - October|
|Habitat||Part shade, sun; moist fields, along roads, edges of woods|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are mostly lance-oblong, some widest above the middle, 1-4" long, 1/2 to 1" wide, mostly toothless, stalkless, tapering to a pointed or rounded tip, the base with a pair of lobes (auricles) that extend around the stem and clasp it.|