in sandy open upland woods
in sandy open woods
growing wild on sandy upland
on dry sandy soil with partial shade.
I suspect Helianthus divaricatus, but am not fully sure
Helianthus divaricatus, commonly known as the woodland sunflower or rough woodland sunflower, is a perennial herb in the composite family. It is native to eastern North America, from Ontario and Quebec in the north, south to Florida and west to Oklahoma and Iowa.