Lesser Daisy Fleabane
Erigeron strigosus /Aster Family
Common Fleabane has hairy stems, Lesser Daisy Fleabane has a smoother stem, non-clasping leaves, and the flower stems are longer. I found many of these blooming at Clark Center Recreation Park in Oak Ridge. A fisherman spotted me while I was taking the photograph, he asked, "Why are you taking a picture of those weeds?" I answered, "You might call them 'weeds', I call them wildflowers! A 'weed' is just a plant that is growing in a place where you don't want it!"
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, Widespread