Little lilac asters, I think.
Though they look dainty, these small flowers survive in the shallow and poor soil of the glades in the Ozarks regions of Missouri and Arkansas where I took these photos.
Often they are hugging the rocky hillsides and ledges along the highway.
I like them, they are tough, appreciate dry conditions and show up in the fall after much of the color is gone from the trees. At a time when fewer and fewer blooms are around for pollinators, bees are always hovering.
I collected some seed and tossed it out in a gravely spot near the drive. Who knows if it will grow. It is the little weedy thing I wouldn’t notice until it blooms this fall.
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These fall maples are a brilliant golden color. photo: PBH
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A summer roadside wildflower in Missouri
Missouri Coneflower, Rudbeckia missouriensis
Aster family (Asteraceae)
This yellow coneflower is a Missouri native.
Missouri coneflower is a Missouri native perennial. You can find these yellow flowers in limestone glades in the Ozarks. I noticed them along roadsides in late June and early July.
Rudbeckia missouriensis can spread to form wild colonies of yellow flowers growing between 2 and 3 feet tall. Daisy-like flowers have yellow rays and black center cones.
Narrow green leaves and the multiple stems are hairy. Long summer to early fall bloom period.
You may have seen yellow coneflowers outside of Missouri. Their growing region stretches into AR, IL, LA, MO, OK, TX.
the leaves and multi branched stems are hairy.
I saw these yellow conflowers on the road to Laura Ingles Wilder’s home and museum.