Engelmannia peristenia

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Scientific Name Engelmannia peristenia (Engelmannia pinnatifida) USDA PLANTS Symbol
ENPE4
Common Name Engelmann's Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
565159
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Calcareous soils and granitic gravelly soils in open areas along roadsides, in pastures, shrublands, and hillsides.
Plant: Erect, bushy perennial 30 to 40 inches tall with rough coarse-hairy foliage; one to several stout stems branched in upper portions.
Leaves: Hairy, deeply pinnately-lobed, 8 to 12 inches long; basal leaves on petioles; stem leaves fewer, smaller and sessile.
Inflorescence: Terminal cluser of a few to several bright yellow daisy flower heads 1 to 2 inches across; 8 rays with 3 minute teeth on tips; yellow disk florets; involucre with three rows of hairy phyllaries.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: E. pinnatifida in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status
Native

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