Wildflowers for Spring

Pyrrhopappus carolinianus

Carolina Desert Chicory

Carolina Desert Chicory,  Pyrrhopappus carolinianusThis yellow-flowered member of the Aster family begins flowering as early as February and continues throughout the spring, even into mid summer. Its slender single stem is about 2′ tall and is terminated by a dense head consisting only of soft yellow ray flowers. Unlike the Black-Eyed Susan and most other species in this family, the flower head lacks a central disk.

More information at Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.