"Damn Yellow Composite."
identification, the Asteraceae family
is so large (1100 genera
and 20,000 species
), that specific identification in the field
can be so difficult as to not be worth it. You can figure out it's an asteraceae easily enough: most members are composite
(they have both ray
and disc flower
s). You can usually identify the color, yellow
, and the family, and that's it. (Unless you're lucky enough to have figured out you've got a sunflower
Sometimes attributed to Lady Bird Johnson.