Delaware Wildflowers • Common names

Groundsel Tree
(High-tide Bush, Sea Myrtle)
Baccharis halimifolia
Asteraceae — Aster family
Native
Groundsel Tree
Staminate flowers
Cape Henlopen State Park -- Gordon's Pond trail
September 2019
Groundsel Tree
Pistillate flowers
Cape Henlopen State Park -- Gordon's Pond trail
December 1969
Groundsel Tree
At this stage, plants with pistillate flowers look greener (in the center of the photo.)

Groundsel Tree
Cape Henlopen State Park -- Gordon's Pond trail
September 2019
Groundsel Tree
Showy pappus of pistillate flower heads in fruit
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
September 2002
Groundsel Tree
Involucra with some clinging pappus
St. Jones Reserve
November 2009

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