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Berlandiera pumila (Soft greeneyes)
Cressler, Alan

Berlandiera pumila

Berlandiera pumila (Michx.) Nutt.

Soft Greeneyes

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: BEPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Oval , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate
Leaf Base: Truncate
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers 1 inch
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , OK , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Dunes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy


Use Ornamental: Long-living, Long-blooming
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Berlandiera pumila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Berlandiera pumila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Berlandiera pumila


Record Modified: 2022-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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