Melampodium leucanthum

Common Name:  Black-foot Daisy

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habit heads and leaves--what leaf shape is present here?
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head closeup--this is an example of a radiate head.  Can you see the two kinds of corollas present here? underside of flower head, showing wide, pubescent phyllaries
head closeup--Do you see why the common name of this plant is "Black-foot Daisy"?  The "black feet" are actually the aged stigmas and developing achene. ray flower corolla separated from the lower achene - Do you see the "black feet"?