plant with winged stem, yellow flowers

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  1. nitrogeninthesoil

    nitrogeninthesoil Active Member

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    Hi,

    It's not Verbesina...I have that everywhere! Leaves are serrated, stems are squarish with "wingish" flaps and flowers are small and unusual. I think it's a "weed"...i.e. not native to my area...I'm in the Appalachain Mtns, N. Virginia.

    Any ideas? Thank-you!

    (PS if you can't id species could you shove me in a direction...e.g. mints have square stems though I don't think this is mint but what other families might have square stems?)
     

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  2. Tyrlych

    Tyrlych Active Member 10 Years

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    Perhaps Helenium.
     
  3. nitrogeninthesoil

    nitrogeninthesoil Active Member

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    Yes Tyrlych that's it! I actually just found pics of Helenium autumnale and saw flowers at the same stage as the ones I saw. The flowers threw me off!

    Thank-you!
     

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