Berlandiera X betonicifolia

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Scientific Name Berlandiera X betonicifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
BEBE4
Common Name Texas Greeneyes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36830
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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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 ray flowers (petals); each maroon/red disk florets subtended by a green phyllary that gives the disck an overall green appearance.
Blooming Period: May to July.
Note: Hybrid of B. pumila and B. texana.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, Missouri Botanical Garden and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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