Tetragonotheca texana [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Tetragonotheca texana USDA PLANTS Symbol TETE2
Common Name Squarebud Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 505455
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky, open areas, sandy soils.
Plant: Upright, multi-branched, bushy perennial 1 to 2 feet tall.
Leaves: Opposite leaves 1 to 5 inches long, with overall elliptical to obovate shape, incised or coarsley-toothed edges; upper leaves have bases fused together with stem piercing the center; lower leaves are either on short stalks or clasping the stem.
Inflorescence: Single flowerheads at the end of long peduncles (stems); each composite head about 1-1/2 inches across, supported by four large outer phyllaries, with 8 to 13 yellow rays and many reddish-brown disk flowers; square buds.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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