Berlandiera X betonicifolia [Asteraceae]

Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Scientific Name Berlandiera X betonicifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol BEBE4
Common Name Texas Greeneyes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36830
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
Click Here
Description Habitat Dry, rocky, calcareous and sandy soils, open woodlands and edges, roadsides and valleys.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 4 feet tall, hairy stems.
Leaves: Deep green triangular to ovate, crowded, sessile above and short-petiolate below, evenly-toothed edges, fine hairs both surfaces; up to 6 inches long.
Inflorescence: A few composite flower heads in corymb terminal clusters, each up to 2 inches across with 5 to 12 yellow rays; maroon/red disk florets subtended by a green phyllary that gives the disk an overall green appearance.
Blooming Period: May to July.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, Missouri Botanical Garden and SEINet
Note: Hybrid of B. pumila and B. texana.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:

© Tom Lebsack 2019