pale-flowered leaf-cup, white-flowered leaf-cup
[Polymnia canadensis f. radiata L., more...]
Etymology: Polymnia: for Greek Muse Polymnia, muse of sacred music and dance
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb
Leaves: up to 12" long; oblong, pinnately-lobed, oak-like, the stalk often winged only near the stem, mostly opposite
Flowers: head white to yellow, 3/8" wide; inflorescence clusters of heads at the ends of the branches; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed without fluffy pappus
Habitat: moist; woods, forests, cliffs
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.