Brauneria purpurea. Composite Family. July - Sept.
Found in rich soil. Western Pennsylvania and Virginia to Michigan, Iowa and southward.
15 - 20 magenta colored, drooping rays, disk madder purple, terminating stem 2 - 3 feet high.
More or less toothed, lower ones 5-ribbed, long-stemmed, upper ones 3-veined, stemless. B. pallida. Flowers similar to those of the preceding. Rays slender, drooping. Leaves lance-shaped, rough, narrowed at each end, 3-ribbed, toothless. Michigan and Illinois to Alabama and Texas.