Green-and-Gold or Golden Star, Chrysogonum virginianum
Asteraceae or Sunflower Family

Low plant. Five (sometimes six or more) yellow rays surround a central yellow disk.  Leaves green, strongly veined, hairy, toothed, and oval to triangular. Blooms in May into June.

Beautiful woodland native of the eastern US, New York to Louisiana. In Wildwood common on the bluffs under the powerline along Wildwood Drive, and in the adjacent woods. 

There are many yellow members of the Sunflower family that are hard to tell apart. This species, however, is easily identified by its few rays, its low stature, it's thick, hairy, veined leaves, and its location. 

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