Flower Friday: Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris #FlowerFriday #Camphorweed #Flowers

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Last time I shared Marigolds and Pumpkins.  Here are other 2019 shares:


Today’s share:

Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)

I thought twice about sharing these because they aren’t spectacular, but I do find beauty in them.

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The daisy-like flowers remind me of dandelions and daisy fleabane. They’re quite lovely actually and the bees love them.

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I just adore the shape of the spherical flower buds right before they open.  If you zoom in on this photo you can see that even after the flower bud opens, the bulbous bud remains under it. Plus, there are scads of flowers on each stem.

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Some say wildflower, some say weed, some say herb, but I would definitely agree that  this type of camphorweed exhibits weedy behavior. One section of this pasture is covered with it.

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The plant has been used medicinally to help with a handful of ailments.

  • Scientific name: Heterotheca subaxillaris
  • Order: Asterales
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family)
  • Native: United States

Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

🧡 Mischenko 🎃

17 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris #FlowerFriday #Camphorweed #Flowers

  1. I see the beauty, too, M, especially seeing it in the pasture like that. It’s like a simple beauty. I owe you a message. It’s been a really rough week but things are a touch better, and I am so grateful for that. I promise to update you soon. ♥️ Hope all is well with you. Xoxo

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    1. No worries, Jen! I know you’re busy and don’t want you to be burdened with giving me updates. Know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

      Glad you like these too. There’s something special about wild plants. I just love discovering what they all are. We have so many on our property and the vicinity that I haven’t even identified yet! It keeps me learning. 😉❤🧡💚

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    1. I can totally see pulling them out truly. I’ve had to pull milkweed out of the landscaping and always feel bad too just because I know how beneficial they are. There’s always more though lol. Thanks, Carla. 🧡

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