Chaetopappa asteroides

(Least Daisy)


Chaetopappa asteroides, Reimer’s Ranch Park, Travis Co. 3420


Chaetopappa asteroides, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 2806


Chaetopappa asteroides, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Travis Co. 9585


Chaetopappa asteroides, Reimer’s Ranch Park, Travis Co. 3426

Scientific Name Chaetopappa asteroides USDA PLANTS Symbol CHAS
Common Name Least Daisy, Arkansas Leastdaisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37006
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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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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