September 18th, 2014. Camphorweed is one of the most common wildflowers along the roadside in our area. So I was a little surprised when I noticed another yellow daisy like wildflower; this turned out to be Maryland Goldenaster.
The flowers look similar.
The leaves are quite different. The leaves of the Maryland Goldenaster are ovoid and regular in shape. The leaves of Camphorweed are irregular both when young, and older
If in doubt, it’s easy to distinguish Camphorweed by crushing a leaf which will release a strong fragrance of camphor.