The bright golden-yellow flowers of this native plant may be spied in ditches, marshes and wet flatwoods of northern and central Florida. It is one of about twenty sunflower species found in the state (Wunderlin, 2003).
This species occurs throughout the southeast U.S., to Ohio. About fifty species of sunflowers grow in the U.S. (Kartesz, 1999). Their flowers range in color from yellow to red to purple.