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Tetragonotheca texana (Squarebud daisy)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Tetragonotheca texana

Tetragonotheca texana Engelm. & A. Gray ex A. Gray

Squarebud Daisy, Nerve-ray, Square-bud Daisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: TETE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

18 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This upright, perennial branching plant reaches a height of about 18 inches. It produces large, toothed leaves, square buds, and yellow flowers.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0261 Collected Aug. 19, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-50 Collected 2006-08-21 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LBJWC-650 Collected 2008-07-23 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

2 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: JMS

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