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Engelmann's Daisy Engelmannia peristenia (Engelmannia pinnatifida)

 

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Engelmann's Daisy
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description The several stout stems of this perennial grow 2 ft. tall and are branched above to form a rounded crown. Long-stalked, yellow, eight-petaled flowers open in late afternoon then fold under in intense heat and sunlight the next day. There are few to several flowers in the terminal clusters. The deeply cleft and toothed leaves are mostly basal, forming a large clump or winter rosette.


Flower April - October.


Flower April - October


Habitat Open, calcareous fields; roadsides.


Range N.c. Texas and New Mexico, n. to Missouri, w. Kansas, s.e. Colorado, and Arizona.


Discussion This plant is popular on roadsides and blooms well even in drought conditions.


Comments This plant is popular on roadsides and blooms well even in drought conditions.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution N.c. Texas & New Mexico, n. to Arkansas, w. Kansas & s.e. Colorado


Site Preference Open, calcareous fields; roadsides


Soil Preference Calcareous loams and clays.


 

 

 

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