The purple veined-leaves of rattlesnake weed are unmistakable. Yellow flowers bloom on a long, wiry stem (making it hard to get both flowers and leaves in focus in a single photograph).
- Family: aster (Asteraceae)
- Habitat: dry open woods, clearings
- Height: 12-30 inches
- Flower size: head is 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
- Flower color: yellow
- Flowering time: May to October
- Origin: native