|Scientific Name||Chaptalia texana (Chaptalia nutans var. texana)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHTE6|
|Common Name||Silver Puff||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||501472|
|Family||Asteraceae (Sunflower)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Shady slopes in thin, rocky (limestone) soils, usually in woods with abundant oaks.
Plant: Nodding perennial 3 to 12 inches tall; leafless, hairy peduncle (stem).
Leaves: Basal rosette of broad, obovate to ovate or elliptic or sublyrate leaves, 2 to 6 inches long, shallow-lobed, with fairly smooth upper surface and dense hairs beneath.
Inflorescence: Small composite blossoms, 1/2 to 1 inch long and 1/2-inch across when open, magenta tips on sepals; when open, white ray petals and creamy disk visible.
Bloom Period: March to May and September to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Flora of North America, and "Chaptalia texana-Three Types" by Bob Harms.
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