A rare and endangered wild flower found in only a few places in the USA. Specific site needs has limited its spread.
All Plants, Wild Flowers
Soil & Site
well-drained medium to dry conditions, gritty alkaline soil containing gravel or rocky material
daisy-like flower, 50 or so disk flowers form center, 10-30 or so notched ray flowers form outer ring of petal-like structures, both ray and disk flowers are fertile, flowers follow the sun (solar tracking or heliotropism)
cluster of dark green thin basal leaves
6-12 inches tall, forms clusters
Largest remaining population is found in the Marblehead Peninsula along Lake Erie in Ohio.
The images of this plant are from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois (USA). As I was taking pictures of a Flowering Dogwood a gardener from the arboretum came up to me and says "want to see some neat plants". He then took me to the patch of the Lakeside Daisy. These plants were grown from seed collected at one of the remaining sites this plant is still found. He thought they were special and I must agree.