Aphanostephus species

Scientific Name Aphanostephus ramosissimus USDA PLANTS Symbol
APRA
Common Name Plains Dozedaisy, Plains Lazy Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36541
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Open areas; sandy loams and caliche soils.
Plant: Upright to decumbent annual with woody base, numerous stems 2 to 20 inches tall. Stems, leaves and peduncles with soft, pubescent hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, broadly oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, lower and mid-leaves pinnately-lobed; upper leaves somewhat toothed.
Inflorescence: Numerous flower heads on long peduncles, each with 26 to 35 white, pink to purple-tinged rays and bright yellow disk florets in center; phyllaries are hairy with acute tips; blossoms opening from mid-morning to late afternoon (examples below had not opened fully).
Bloom Period: May to June (or later).
References: SEINet, "Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas" by Shinner & Mahler, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Aphanostephus skirrhobasis var. skirrhobasis USDA PLANTS Symbol
APSKS
Common Name Arkansas Dozedaisy, Arkansas Lazy Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
184918
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in open woods, fields, prairies, and roadsides.
Plant: Low, upright to sprawling annual, numerous branching stems 2 to (rarely) 20 inches tall. Stems, leaves and peduncles with soft, pubescent hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, broadly oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1 to 4 inches long, lower and mid-leaves somewhat toothed or lobed.
Inflorescence: Each branch with solitary flower head 3/4 to 1-3/8-inches across, each with 25 to 45 white, pink to purple-tinged rays, dropping some in dry conditions; more than 250 bright yellow disk florets in center; phyllaries are hairy with short acuminate tips; blossoms opening from mid-morning to late afternoon.
Bloom Period: April to June, or later.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, Flora of North America, "Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas" by Shinner & Mahler, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native

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