Toothed white-topped-aster (Sericocarpus asteroides) belongs to the Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the eastern and southeastern United States. This herb grows in grassland, woodlands, and up to a height of 15-60 cm. The stems are erect and puberulent. The basal leaves are oblanceolate to obovate or spatulate, winged-petiolate, persistent at flowering. The cauline leaves are narrowly to broadly ovate and sessile. The white flower-heads bloom from mid summer-early fall. The flower-head has tubular disk flowers in the center and ray flowers, these often strap-shaped, around the periphery.