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Ray flowers - Flowers +/-8 per head. Ligule yellow, -1cm long, 3mm broad, oblong-elliptic, 3-toothed at the apex (the teeth .4mm long), glabrous. Corolla tube 4mm long, white, glabrous.

Disk flowers -
Disk 7mm broad. Receptacle flat. Corolla tube of florets 5-6mm long, white basally, yellow apically, contracted in the basal 2/3-3/4, expanded at the apex, glabrous in and out, 5-lobed. Stamens 5,  Anthers 2mm long, yellow, connate around the style. Style partially exserted beyond the anthers, glabrous, whitish basally, yellow apically, to 7mm long, bifurcate in the apical 1mm.

Habitat - Moist or low ground along spring branches, streams, wet ledges, and bluffs. Also in low wet woods and wooded ravines.

Origin - Native to U.S.