Melampodium leucanthum (Plains Blackfoot)
Family:
Asteraceae (Sunflower)

Plains Blackfoot grows on sandy or rocky sites on the plains. The white daisy flower heads are about 1-inch in diameter. Plants grow as small clumps. Leaves are opposite, narrow and have entire or shallowly-lobed margins.

Compare to Rose Heath (Chaetopappa ericoides), which can be found in similar habitats. Rose Heath has narrow, awl-like leaves and narrower ray flowers.

Vegetation zone:  Plains (3800 - 7200 ft.)
Time of bloom:  May - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers