|Scientific Name||Melampodium leucanthum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MELE2|
|Common Name||Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Blackfoot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||38085|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, gravelly, sandy or caliche soils; widespread in Central and West Texas.
Plant: Low, bushy perennial, 4 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Rough/hairy, linear-oblong, 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches long, entire or with some lobes.
Inflorescence: Composite flower head 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches across with 8 to 10 white rays notched at tips, dark veins beneath; 25 to 50 yellow disk florets; 5 hairy outer phyllaries.
Bloom Period: April to October.
References: “Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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