Naturalized alien, escaped from flower gardens
I've never seen it in large groups but have spotted it here and there amost everywhere I go.
Mildly toxic to livestock and they avoid eating it. A number of insects have been released to control the plant, Brachypterolus pulicarius, a small black beetle that feeds on the tips of the shoots may be the bug in the header photo.
Found: Fields, roadsides, waste places
Height: 1 - 2 feet
June - Oct bloom time