or sunflower family.
Flowers from January to December.
shrub that grows to 5 feet with slender stems and narrow leaves.
Has very small flowers comprised of yellow, toothed florets
and a center of dark disk florets. Fruit is one-seeded and
Leavenworth's Tickseed is endemic to Florida.
is named for Dr. Leavenworth, an army surgeon stationed at
Fort King in 1838 during the Second Seminole War. An infusion
was made from this plant to use for heat prostration.