Rayless Sunflowers, Helianthus radula
Helianthus radula

Rayless Sunflowers

Rayless Sunflowers,  Helianthus radulaRayless Sunflower stands in stark contrast to Florida’s other Helianthus species. Although its flower head lacks the bright yellow rays associated with most species, its dark brown disk more than makes up for the loss. Its sheer abundance in wet savannas and ditches ensures it won’t be missed.

More information at Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.