|Scientific Name||Calyptocarpus vialis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CAVI2|
|Common Name||Straggler Daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||501164|
|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.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
© Tom Lebsack 2023