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Huisache-daisy Amblyolepis setigera

 

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Alternate name: Honey Daisy

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description This cool-season annual grows from a winter rosette, becoming slightly branched and reaching a height of 6-18 in. Oblong, blue-green leaves are abundant on the lower part of the plant. Leaves become more oval by mid-stem. Stems are bare above the oval leaves and are tipped with a fragrant, solitary flower head. Both the lobed ray flowers and the disk flowers are yellow.


Flower March - May


Flower March - May


Habitat Dry, open hillsides and slopes.


Range S. and c. Texas.


Discussion Huisache-daisy often forms thick stands along roads and on hillsides where it provides lavish color when in bloom.


Comments Huisache daisy often forms thick stands along roads and on hillsides where it provides lavish color when in bloom. This annual can be pulled out when it has gone to seed and begins to look ratty. Shake out the seeds for next year's crop.


Exposure Preference Sun to partial sun.


Native Distribution S. & c. Texas


Site Preference Dry, open hillsides & slopes


Soil Preference Well-drained sand, loam & caliche.


 

 

 

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