I’ve seen this plant at both Long Lake Regional Park (LLRP) and Wild River State Park (WRSP). I noticed the first blooms at LLRP on June 12.
- Sunflower type aster about 2 inches across, petals and center are both yellow-orange.
- Leaves and stem:
- Leaves are to 4 inches long and 2½ inches wide, heart-shaped to lanceolate and coarsely toothed. There is a short leaf stem. The main stem and leaves are rough to the touch but not obviously hairy like Black-eyed Susans are.
- Plant height is about 2 to 3½ feet tall. At WRSP, there were several clumps growing in the middle of a prairie area. At LLRP, the plants were found near the shore of Rush Lake, at the edge of a prairie area.
Photos taken at Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, MN, June 12, 2007 and Wild River State Park, Center City, MN, June 23, 2007.