yellow 'aster' now flowering in Piedmont
Can anyone provide some ideas as to what wilflower is now flowering across the Piedmont along the pine woodland edges?
Up close it looks spot-on for an airy aster, but the flowers are YELLOW, about nickel-sized. The petals are thin and brush-like, so definitely not a coreopsis.
Blossoms are sparsely found on a stem top with wide branchlets. Leaves are about 4-5 in. long, lance-shaped and about 1/2 inch wide.
Overall the plant is about 24-30" tall.