Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard
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JK Marlow jkm0407v_06
July Mitchell County NC
The Roan Highlands
Rays pale yellow, obviously shorter than the longest phyllaries, per Weakley's Flora.
Michael Rasy, University of Alaska, Bugwood.org bug_1196254
Ray flowers pale yellow; heads solitary on erect stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org bug_1205019
Flower stalk is gradually but conspicuously broadened beneath the involucre, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org bug_5107005
Pappus dingy white, per Weakley's Flora.
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org bug_5392659
Flowers open in the morning and usually close by noon, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.