Chaetopappa species

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Scientific Name Chaetopappa asteroides USDA PLANTS Symbol
CHAS
Common Name Least Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37006
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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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.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Chaetopappa bellidifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
CHBE2
Common Name Dwarf White Aster, Whiteray Least-daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37009
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry calcareous soils, open areas.
Plant: Low-growing annual, less than 12 inches tall with single to a few hairy, weak, branched stems.
Leaves: Hairy, oblanceolate to oblong-spatulate basal leaves 1/4 to 1-3/8 inches long, withering early; stem leaves similar shape but smaller.
Inflorescence: Small composite daisy flowers, 1/2-inch or less across, with 6 to 15 lavender to pale blue, sometimes white petals; 8 to 22 yellow disk florets; conical involucre.
Bloom Period: April to July.
References: SEINet, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native

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