|Scientific Name||Aphanostephus skirrhobasis var. skirrhobasis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||APSKS|
|Common Name||Arkansas Dozedaisy, Arkansas Lazy Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||184918|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy soils in open woods, fields, prairies, and roadsides.
Plant: Low, upright to sprawling annual, numerous branching stems 2 to (rarely) 20 inches tall. Stems, leaves and peduncles with soft, pubescent hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, broadly oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1 to 4 inches long, lower and mid-leaves somewhat toothed or lobed.
Inflorescence: Each branch with solitary flower head 3/4 to 1-3/8-inches across, each with 25 to 45 white, pink to purple-tinged rays, dropping some in dry conditions; more than 250 bright yellow disk florets in center; phyllaries are hairy with short acuminate tips; blossoms opening from mid-morning to late afternoon.
Bloom Period: April to June, or later.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, Flora of North America, "Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas" by Shinner & Mahler, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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