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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Texas Sleepy Daisy   Xanthisma texanum  var.  drummondii
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Sleepy Daisy

Slides: (click for larger view)


All regions of Texas have a host of "darned yellow composites" (DYCs), yellow-flowered members of the sunflower family, which is sometimes called the Compositae. This species, which grows in sandy pastures and open woodlands in much of the state, can be distinguished from other DYCs by the shingle-like green bracts that make up the outside of the flower head. In many species, those bracts are pressed tightly against the head, but in sleepy daisy the tips curve distinctly outward.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September, October

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