Scientific Name - Pectis glaucescens Keil.
[Pectis leptocephala (Cass.) Urban]
Family - Compositae
Annual or short-lived perennial with freely branched stems. Leaves opposite, narrow, with two rows of oil glands on lower surface. Flowers yellow, in long-stalked heads. Fruit with two to five very small scales at the top. Reproduces by seed. Found in disturbed areas, lawns, sandy pinelands and beaches. Occurs in southern peninsula of Florida. Also found in the West Indies.