Family, Milkwort. Color, bright orange yellow, which is not lost in drying. Button-like heads closely packed with small flowers terminate the stem and branches of this low plant, which grows from 6 to 12 inches high. Lower leaves broad, acute, closely joined to the stem, often tapering at base. Plantt, tufted, smooth, with fibrous roots. June to October.

Not uncommon in Long Island swamps, New Jersey pine barrens, in Pennsylvania, near the coast to Florida and Louisiana.