A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York
Naturalized alien, escaped from flower gardens
I've never seen it in large groups but have spotted it here and there amost everywhere I go.
Mildly toxic to livestock and they avoid eating it. A number of insects have been released to control the plant, Brachypterolus pulicarius, a small black beetle that feeds on the tips of the shoots may be the bug in the header photo.
Found: Fields, roadsides, waste places
Height: 1 - 2 feet
June - Oct bloom time