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Berlandiera betonicifolia (Texas greeneyes)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Berlandiera betonicifolia

Berlandiera betonicifolia (Hook.) Small

Texas Greeneyes, Broochflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Berlandiera texana, Berlandiera texana var. betonicifolia, Berlandiera ×betonicifolia

USDA Symbol: bebe4

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
Size Notes: Up to about 3-1/2 feet tall.
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 , Nov


USA: AR , LA , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Sloped meadows and edges of thickets of North Central and Central Texas. Well-drained caliche, loam, sand.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: This striking yellow flower gets its name from its green center. Texas green-eyes grows tall and looks great surrounded by native grasses.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate


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
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1068 Collected 2007-07-16 in Morris County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.5 - Naturalistic Landscaping Takes Careful Planning, Director\'s Report, Breaking th...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-07
Research By: LBJWFC

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