Viguiera species

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Scientific Name Viguiera dentata USDA PLANTS Symbol
VIDE3
Common Name Sunflower Goldeneye ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38654
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry slopes and canyons, fields, roadside ditches.
Plant: Open, bushy much-branched perennial, 3 feet tall in sunny areas to 6 feet in shade; growing in colonies.
Leaves: Ovate, alternate or opposite, usually about 3 inches, but may be 1 to 6 inches long; edges may be smooth or shallowly dentate.
Inflorescence: Arrays of 3 to 9 composite flower heads 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches across, each with 10 to 14 yellow ray florets (petals), and many yellow disk florets in the center.
Blooming Period: May to September.
References: Description excerpts from SEINet and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Viguiera stenoloba USDA PLANTS Symbol
VIST
Common Name Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye, Resinbush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38661
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Rocky soils in desert areas, canyons.
Plant: Open perennial, 2 to 5 feet tall, slender stalks with solitary flower heads.
Leaves: Leaves either shallow or deeply-lobed, sessile, with 3 to 9 linear lobes, less than 3/4-inch to more than 4 inches long; short, thin hairs on surfaces, glandular underneath.
Inflorescence: Single compound blossoms with 13 to 18 yellow, deeply veined ray florets and more than 100 yellow-brown to golden disk florets.
Blooming Period: May to September.
References: Description excerpts from SEINet and from "Northern Chihuahua Desert Wildflowers" by Steve West.
Texas Status
Native

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