by Carl Strang
Sneezeweed is one of many yellow-flowered composites that bloom in late summer into autumn.
The name implies a traditional use as a cold remedy, but I have not run across a confirmation of this. Sneezeweed grows in wet to mesic prairies and wetland edges.
The rays drop off, the yellow centers become brown as seeds ripen.
The simple leaves curl and brown, collapsing against the stem.
And another winter botany chapter is complete.