Tetraneuris species [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Tetraneuris linearifolia var. linearifolia (Hymenoxys linearifolia) USDA PLANTS Symbol TELIL
Common Name Fine-leaf Four-nerved Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 531245
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry areas, roadsides, hillsides, pastures, edges of woods and open areas.
Plant: Upright, slender perennial with stems 6 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Spatulate basal leaves may have lobes and a couple of teeth on edges; thin, linear stem leaves, all somewhat hairy and with glands.
Inflorescence: Bright yellow flower heads about 1-3/4 inch across with 9 to 20 rays toothed at tips.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
Notes: The yellow-white blossom seen below is very unusual and was the only one found in a field at the Wildflower Center in Austin amid plot of hundreds of plants with yellow blossoms.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa (Hymenoxys scaposa) USDA PLANTS Symbol TESCS
Common Name Four-nerved Daisy, Plains Yellow Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 530628
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, gravelly soils.
Plant: Upright, slender perennial with stems up to 16 inches long.
Leaves: Long, slender basal leaves up to 3 inches long.
Inflorescence: Bright yellow flower heads about 1-3/4 inch across with a dozen or more petals toothed at tips.
Bloom Period: April to May and later.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native



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