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Engelmann's Daisy

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Engelmannia peristenia

Common Names: Engelmann's Daisy

Description

Part of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae), the Engelmann daisy is a favorite for grazing with livestock and much of the plant has been eaten out of the grasslands, prairies and savannah that makes up so much of Texas. Grows upright to spreading with stems stout and woody, one to several. Flower heads 1-2" across, usually 8 petals. Flowers found few to several ending in clusters. Grows in all parts of state except Northeast. Blooms February - November.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: March to July

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Sightings: Corral Ln. at I-35 S. in Austin, TX , Several in eastern Williamson County , I-35 s. of Little Texas Ln., Austin , Mason, Texas