Melampodium leucanthum [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Melampodium leucanthum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Blackfoot ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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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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