Facelis retusa (Lam.) Sch. Bip. - Annual Trampweed
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Waste places, disturbed sites, roadsides, fields, lawns.
Origin - Native to South America.
Other information - This weedy little species can be found in scattered counties throughout Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its decumbent to ascending stems (which are floccose), and its revolute, mucronate leaves. The sessile flower heads are tucked amongst the leaves.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 5-27-05.