Xanthisma texanum DC.
Texas sleepy daisy, Yellow sleepy daisy, Star of Texas
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: xate
Texas sleepy 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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: Oklahoma and the western 2/3 of Texas, west through New Mexico to southeastern Arizona and south into Mexico
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
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
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Xanthisma texanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Xanthisma texanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Xanthisma texanum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-02-01
Research By: TWC Staff