Perityle species

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Scientific Name Perityle parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol
PEPA12
Common Name Heartleaf Rockdaisy, Parry's Rockdaisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38219
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Rock crevices, igneous or limestone soils.
Plant: Upright or spreading perennial 4 to 30 inches tall; multiple branched stems.
Leaves: Stalked, cordate to subreniform green leaves with three shallow lobes and dull-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Yellow composite flowerheads about 1/2-inch across with 12 to 18 ray florets (petals); 60 to 100 disc florets.
References: Description excerpts from "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey and www.efloras.org.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Perityle vaseyi USDA PLANTS Symbol
PEVA
Common Name Margined Rockdaisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38227
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) eflora.org Reference
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Description Habitat: Found only in Big Bend; dry areas, clay soils.
Plant: Perennial clump up 20 inches tall; multiple branched stems with short, glandular hairs.
Leaves: Stalked, palmately three-lobed and hairy, clustered at the base and most of the way along the stems, up to 2-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: One to three yellow composite flowerheads 3/4-inch across with 12 to 18 ray florets (petals), each with three shallow lobes at tips; 50 to 100 disc florets.
References: Description excerpts from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and www.americansouthwest.net
Texas Status
Native

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