From this photo John Weiser posted on Image of the day, I asked him what the remnant seed heads are that peak up from the bottom of the pic. He said they were Erigeron compositus.
I lamented how mine don't look nice at all:
Being a coincidence of lazy man, I still hadn't removed the old remnant seed heads, and yesterday morning after raining all night, I woke up to this - the DEAD bracts had lifted to a horizontal position!
And now today, after drying out, they are back to their down turned state.
Is this normal for the genus? And John, had you taken that original pic after wet conditions?