All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Pilewort</strong>
<em>Erechtites hieracifolia</em> /Composite Family<br>
Pilewort is a member of the Composite Family. Although these may look like unopened buds, these flowers are in bloom. Each "flower" is made up of several small florets. ...
Pilewort
Erechtites hieracifolia /Composite Family

Pilewort is a member of the Composite Family. Although these may look like unopened buds, these flowers are in bloom. Each "flower" is made up of several small florets. The stamens and curled, Y-shaped pistils mature at different rates. Notice the small black wasp on the flowers at the lower left.
Annual
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread

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