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Small Wood Sunflower (Helianthus microcephalus)

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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 6.5 ft.
Blooms: July to October
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 6 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  8/26/2006
Notes: May have 5-8 rays. Leavey only shallowly toothed.
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Small Wood Sunflower may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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