Calyptocarpus vialis

(Straggler Daisy)


Calyptocarpus vialis, Mayfield Park, Austin, Travis Co. 2470


Calyptocarpus vialis, Walnut Creek Park, Austin, Travis Co. 0233


Calyptocarpus vialis, Walnut Creek Park, Austin, Travis Co. 0236

Scientific Name Calyptocarpus vialis USDA PLANTS Symbol CAVI2
Common Name Straggler Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 501164
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Clays, sands, calcareous soils in waste areas, along trails and roadsides, somewhat shaded areas; often found as a weed in lawns and gardens.
Plant: Low-growing plant 2 to 4 inches high, sprawling stems to 18 inches long.
Leaves: Opposite, deltoid leaves 3/8 to 1-1/4 inch long on petioles about a third as long as leaves; edges somewhat toothed.
Inflorescence: Small (~1/4 inch across), single yellow daisy-like flowers growing on peduncles less than 1/5-inch long at leaf axils; up to 9 rays have 3 lobes at tips; up to 20 disk florets.
Blooming Period: April to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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