Unidentified yellow wildflower

Asked November 3, 2020, 5:28 PM EST

I would like to identify this yellow wildflower, which is growing in several low-lying (and generally moist) spots on my property, mostly in substantial shade, even under black walnut trees. The flower and foliage photos were taken on 27 September, and the seeds were collected in October. The plants are as tall as perhaps 4 ft. The largest leaves are maybe 7 in. across on a plant that size, but many are smaller. The stems have a hexagonal cross section and have a narrow hole running down the length. The crushed leaves have no particular odor. I believe the plant must be a perennial, as there are very small and very large plants in the same area. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.

Maryland

4 Responses

Hi - This appears to be a native plant called hairy leafcup (Smallanthus uvedalia). This page notes several counties in which it has been recorded in Maryland.
https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/view/11571

It is a perennial species that may bloom between July - October. This page provides further details for comparison.
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/smallanthus_uvedalius.shtml

Christa

That's it for sure. Thanks!