|Scientific Name||Chrysactinia mexicana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHME3|
|Common Name||Damianita||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||37041|
|Description||Habitat: Caliche and limestone outcrops.
Plant: Short, leafy, spreading shrubby perennial 8 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Many, very crowded, dark green, alternate , linear stem leaves 1/4 to 3/8 inch long; aromatic when crushed.
Inflorescence: Composite yellow flowers about 3/4 inch across or less on peduncles 1 to 2 inches long; each blossom with ~12 three-toothed ray petals and 20 to 25 5-toothed disk flowers.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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