Lindheimera texana [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Lindheimera texana USDA PLANTS Symbol LITE3
Common Name Texas Star, Texas Yellowstar ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37952
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Heavy soils, open, grassy areas.
Plant: Upright, somewhat rough annual 4 to 20 inches tall, usually one leafy stem, may be branched. Variable appearance.
Leaves: Green or dark green leaves 1-1/8 to 3-1/8 inches long, or more; variable shapes, lanceolate, ovate or oblanceolate, may be crowded on stems; may have smooth edges or coarsely toothed.
Inflorescence: One or a few flowers at stem tips, each 3/4 to 1-1/8 inch across with 5 yellow ray petals notched at tips, yellow disk flowers. Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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