|Scientific Name||Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (Zexmenia hispida, Wedelia hispida)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||WEACH|
|Common Name||Hairy Wedelia, Zexmenia||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||780980|
|Family||Asteraceae (Sunflower)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
Habitat: Various soils in openings and brushy sites, desert scrublands.
Plant: Erect, bushy perennial with rough, stiff hairs covering stems and leaves; much-branched stems 1-1/2 to 3 feet high.
Leaves: Mostly opposite, ovate to lanceolate stem leaves 2 to 3 inches long pointed at both ends with a few teeth on the edges.
Inflorescence: Solitary, composite flower heads 1-1/8 inch across on long, leafless stalks; 7 to 15 broad, yellow-orange rays, 15 to 80+ disk florets.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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