Mostly south and wesi.
Flower-heads: few, or solitary on long slender peduncles; ray-flowers, six to ten, toothed at the 'apex; disk-flowers, perfect. Involucre: two inches broad, depressed, with lanceolate bracts. Leaves: lanceolate; entire; almost sessile. Stem: high; slender; glabrous.
So brilliant and effective is this flower that it has been extensively cultivated in gardens. The involucre is responsible for its appearing somewhat deceptive to the non-botanist. It is rather a fickle-minded plant and grows equally well in dry or moist soil, sometimes even venturing upon the roadsides. Wherever we find it, however, it is always welcome.
C. rosea is the rose-coloured tick-seed that is sometimes found in sandy swamps. It grows from six inches to two feet high, and it is very pretty.