Yellow and purple/blue seem to be the colors of Fall. This is Helenium autumnale or Sneezeweed a plant native to Minnesota. The ray flowers or yellow petals are droopy and have three teeth marks, the disc flowers make up the huge knob. These plants are some that Far Guy planted a few years ago from seed.
The other day on the way into town I was mesmerized by the yellow and the purples along the roadways..of course the wind was blowing forty miles an hour. The Goldenrods were showing off in the fields with a few of the late blooming False Sunflowers as were the Purple Asters.
Our driveway is no different..purple and yellow are the colors it is sporting. The brush in the woods is starting to turn colors, we have had so much rain this year that everything is still quite green for this time of year.
Purple Coneflowers or Echinacea purpurea and Ratibida pinnata, or Gray-Headed Coneflower. Both of these flowers are native plants that either come back from their old root or reseed themselves. I started these plantings along the drive about ten years ago with just a few plants one Fall. The deer don’t care for them..but once in awhile they will lop one off and let it lay on the ground to aggravate me:)