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Boltonia diffusa (Doll's daisy)
Livings, Hal

Boltonia diffusa

Boltonia diffusa Elliott

Doll's Daisy, Smallhead Doll's Daisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous , Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear , Oblanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Serrulate
Inflorescence: Head
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Disc flowers yellow, ray flowers white to lilac.


USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist , Wet
Conditions Comments: Waste-places and along roadsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-09
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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