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Flaigg, Norman G.
Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa
Tetraneuris scaposa (DC.) Greene var. scaposa
Four-nerve daisy, Hymenoxys, Stemmy four-nerve daisy, Bitterweed
Synonym(s): Hymenoxys glabra, Hymenoxys scaposa, Hymenoxys scaposa var. glabra, Tetraneuris fastigiata, Tetraneuris glabra, Tetraneuris stenophylla
USDA Symbol: tescs
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Evergreen Size Notes:
8-12 inches tall. Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
, 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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List of native perennial Texas flowers
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0881
Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-PFK-1
Collected 2010-07-16 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: JMS