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

Texas Yellow Star   Lindheimera texana    
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Lindheimer Daisy, Texas Star, Lindheimer's Daisy, Star Daisy

Slides: (click for larger view)


The Texas star is a small but distinctive spring bloomer found in brushy pastures, on rocky open slopes, and on roadsides on clay soils throughout central and north Texas. It is a preferred browse plants for many wildlife and livestock species. The genus name, Lindheimera, honors the "Father of Texas Botany", Ferdinand Lindheimer (1801-1879), a German immigrant who settled in New Braunfels in 1844.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: March, April, May

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