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Bitterweed (Bitter Sneezeweed; Yellow Dog-Fennel)

The weediest sneezeweed in Missouri, bitterweed arrived here in the late 1800s from its home range in Texas and Louisiana. Like other sneezeweeds, it has domed disks and yellow fan-shaped, notched ray florets. Unlike them, the leaves are narrowly linear.

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Photo of bitterweed flowerheads.

Bitterweed (Bitter Sneezeweed; Yellow Dog-Fennel)

Once you learn to identify sneezeweeds in general, with their distinctive dome-shaped disks and fan-shaped ray flowers, use other characteristics to determine species. Here, the fewer (5–10) ray flowers and narrowly linear leaves separate bitterweed from our other common all-yellow sneezeweed, autumn sneezeweed.

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Illustration of black cherry leaves, flowers, fruits.

Black Cherry

Black cherry, Prunus serotina.

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Illustration of black gum flowers and fruits.

Black Gum

Black gum, Nyssa sylvatica.

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Illustration of black haw leaves, flowers, fruit.

Black Haw

Black haw, Viburnum prunifolium.

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Illustration of black hickory compound leaf and fruit.

Black Hickory

Black hickory, Carya texana.

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