Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
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