Asiatic Hawksbeard

Scientific Name - Youngia japonica (L.) DC.
Family - Compositae

Annual, from short taproot, often surviving winter. Leaves, mostly basal, with slightly lobed divisions. Flowering stalks usually branched in the uppermost part of the plant. Flowers yellow to orange-yellow with five tiny teeth at end of outermost petals. Reproduces by seed. Found from Pennsylvania south through Florida and west into Louisiana. Also found in the West Indies. Native to Southeast Asia.