Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
R. W. Smith
Native to Europe and the Middle East, escaping from cultivation. Fields, meadows, roadsides, railroads; several of our relatively few collections are from the vicinity of golf courses and untended lawns, suggesting a possible origin in contaminated grass seed. First collected in 1885 in Ingham Co.
The dense, attractive, bright yellow flowers have a strong aroma. The distinctive needle-like leaves may be as many as 12 at a node.