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Aphanostephus riddellii (Lazy daisy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Aphanostephus riddellii

Aphanostephus riddellii Torr. & A. Gray

Lazy Daisy, Riddell's Dozedaisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: apri

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Size Notes: Height dependent on growing conditions.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: Well-drained sand and loam.
Native Habitat: Found from the Texas panhandle, east to Corpus Christi.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam
Conditions Comments: The flowers open in the early afternoon, hence the common name. This plant grows well in sand and sandy-loam. It will become thicker and taller when planted in rich garden soil, average moisture and full sun. Lazy daisy is a good nectar source for butterflies.


Use Ornamental: Pocket prairie, Garden
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate


Propagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes

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


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, MWJ

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