Berlandiera X betonicifolia [Asteraceae]

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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
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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 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:
Native

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