Like Goldfields and Wallace's Woolly Daisy, Chinch Weed covers the ground with carpets of yellow flowers. One difference is that Chinch Weed, if you gently touch it, leaves an aroma, perhaps of citrus, on your fingers.
The yellow flowers of Chinch Weed
cover a field after a summer rain
Look for Chinch Weed to appear in sandy places following a summer rain.
Chinch Weed, Pectis papossa var. papossa
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