Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa
Tetraneuris scaposa (DC.) Greene var. scaposa
Four-nerve daisy, Hymenoxys, Stemmy four-nerve daisy, Bitterweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Hymenoxys glabra, Hymenoxys scaposa, Hymenoxys scaposa var. glabra, Tetraneuris fastigiata, Tetraneuris glabra, Tetraneuris stenophylla
USDA Symbol: TESCS
Four-nerve Daisy is a low, upright, silvery perennial to1 ft., from a woody base. The solitary stem is much-branched at the base forming a clump. The solitary flower heads occur at the end of silky, leafless stalks. The tip of each yellow ray flower is three-toothed. Four dark purple veins are visible on both sides of the ray. Disk flowers are also yellow. Long, narrow, silvery-green leaves are crowded mostly toward the base.
Flower petals become reflexed with age and remain on the plant a long time. Flowers have an unpleasant odor when picked.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Notes: 8-12 inches tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: CO , IL , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: W. Kansas to Oklahoma and Texas, west to Colorado and New Mexico; reported in Illinois.
Native Habitat: Dry plains; rocky hillsides.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Four-nerve Daisy is a low, upright, silvery perennial with yellow disk flowers. Great for a rock garden, or garden border.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0881 Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-PFK-1 Collected 2006-07-22 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: JMS