Etymology: Aureolaria: golden
Plants: erect,annual, up to 40" tall forb, hairy, sticky, many branches
Leaves: main leaves 1"- 2 1/4" long with 5-7 pairs of irregular, deeply cut teeth; opposite, mostly stalkless
Flowers: yellow tinged with brown, 5-parted, 1"- 1 1/2" long; spreading, irregular lobes shorter than the tube and widely rounded; solitary from the leaf axils on long, thin, straight, upward-turning stalks; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: hairy, elliptical-oval capsule; seeds not winged
Habitat: dry; upland woods
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7 Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos