This is an erect grass-like plant that I found in a lowland area near a bay, in a somewhat shaded area. It was hidden among other grasses, so the only way to see it was to put it on a white background. The plant is a couple feet tall, but thin, and the leaves were only about 1.5 mm long on average.
this is sterile and could be quite a few species. I would guess it is a type of Aster, one of our common species. That’s my best guess.
Dr. Steven R. Hill, Botanist, SCNPS, in the wilds of Walhalla…