|Scientific Name||Chaetopappa asteroides||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHAS|
|Common Name||Least Daisy, Arkansas Leastdaisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||37006|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy soils, open areas.
Plant: Low-growing annual, less than 12 inches tall with single to a few thin, wirey, weak, branched stems.
Leaves: Hairy, oblanceolate to spatulate-orbicular basal rosette leaves 1/6 to 1 inch long, withering early; narrow stem leaves oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate up to 5/8-inch long and 1/16-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Small composite daisy flowers, 1/2-inch or less across, with 5 to 18 normally white petals, sometimes lavender-pink; 6 to 25 yellow disk florets; cylindrical involucre.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: SEINet and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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