Going through old photos & found this picture from October 2012 of a plant growing the the woods on Johns Island (Charleston area). I’m guessing Verbesina???
Thanks for all your help,
this is an interesting mint called Hyptis alata, the clustered bushmint. It is a member of a large genus of more tropical mints. Nice picture! I don’t remember seeing this in the wild.
Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS