Aphanostephus riddellii Torr. & A. Gray
Lazy Daisy, Riddell's dozedaisy
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: apri
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Size Notes: Height dependent on growing conditions.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: Well-drained sand and loam.
Native Habitat: Found from the Texas panhandle, east to Corpus Christi.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam
Conditions Comments: The flowers open in the early afternoon, hence the common name. This plant grows well in sand and sandy-loam. It will become thicker and taller when planted in rich garden soil, average moisture and full sun. Lazy daisy is a good nectar source for butterflies.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Pocket prairie, Garden
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Aphanostephus riddellii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aphanostephus riddellii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aphanostephus riddellii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, MWJ