Youngia japonica

Scientific Name: Youngia japonica
Common Name: oriental false hawksbeard

A hairy flower stalk, yellow flowers, and leaves arranged like spokes of a wheel help identify this invasive non-native plant.
Photographer: Matt Jones

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Oriental false hawksbeard is gaining ground as a prolific invasive non-native pest in natural areas in the eastern and southern U.S. Do not let them go to seed. (Seeds are similar to dandelion's, and disperse easily in wind.)