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



Arkansas Lazy Daisy   Aphanostephus skirrhobasis  var.  skirrhobasis
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

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This is one of the most abundant white-flowered daisies of sandy prairies. On wet years it carpets roadsides in some parts of the state, particularly in the post oak area of east-central Texas and the South Texas sand plain. It's called "lazy daisy" because the flower heads remain closed and nodding until about noon.

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Flowering Months: March, April, May, June

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