|Scientific Name||Aphanostephus ramosissimus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||APRA|
|Common Name||Plains Dozedaisy, Plains Lazy Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||36541|
|Description||Habitat: Open areas; sandy loams and caliche soils.
Plant: Upright to decumbent annual with woody base, numerous stems 2 to 20 inches tall. Stems, leaves and peduncles with soft, pubescent hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, broadly oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, lower and mid-leaves pinnately-lobed; upper leaves somewhat toothed.
Inflorescence: Numerous flower heads on long peduncles, each with 26 to 35 white, pink to purple-tinged rays and bright yellow disk florets in center; phyllaries are hairy with acute tips; blossoms opening from mid-morning to late afternoon (examples below had not opened fully).
Bloom Period: May to June (or later).
References: SEINet, "Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas" by Shinner & Mahler, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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