possibly Yellow Bitterweed - Helenium Amarum

possibly Yellow Bitterweed – Helenium Amarum


“Possibly” because the identification was made in the field and I haven’t gotten a sure ID since returning home…It seems to me that th Helenium Amarum has only 8 petals and that this one in the picture has at least 9 I can count. I haven’t even tried to identify the bug yet. It does look as though it has been the target of a wasp which has laid eggs on it (those hairy looking things on its back). Insects don’t usually stay still for photo opportunities,