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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Xanthisma texanum DC.
Texas sleepy daisy, Sleepy daisy
USDA Symbol: XATE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Texas seepy-daisy’s wand-like stems bear solitary, terminal, aster-like flowers with long, lemon-yellow rays. Long, narrow, glossy leaves line the annual’s 1-3 ft. stems.
Blooms dont open until afternoon.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
, TX Native Distribution: OK
& TX Native Habitat:
Dry, open, rangelands & stream banks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Sands or clays.
PropagationDescription: Seed sown in late winter or early spring requires rain or supplemental water to initiate germination.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff