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Berlandiera betonicifolia

Texas greeneyes, Broochflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Berlandiera betonicifolia (Texas greeneyes)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 2-3
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , LA , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Sloped meadows and edges of thickets of North Central and Central Texas. Well-drained caliche, loam, sand.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: This striking yellow flower gets its name from its green center. Texas green-eyes grows tall and looks great surrounded by native grasses.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Last Update: 2012-07-30