|Scientific Name||Xanthisma texanum var. drummondii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||XATED|
|Common Name||Drummond's Sleepy-daisy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||541813|
|Family||Asteraceae (Sunflower)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, open areas in prairies, meadows, pastures.
Plant: Erect annual, 8 inches to 3 feet tall (or more), 1 to 3 stems branching in the upper half.
Leaves: Basal leaves 2 to 3-1/8 inches long, deeply pinnately-lobed; stem leaves alternate, stalkless and somewhat glossy, 1/2 to 2 inches long; lower oblanceolate overall with dentate or shallowly pinnately-lobed edges, upper lanceolate to linear and margins entire.
Inflorescence: Compound yellow flowers 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch across; 12 to 34 rays with pointed tips and 50 to 200+ yellow disk florets.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "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.
Notes: X. texanum closes at night and cloudy days, hence its common name.
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