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Chocolate Flower

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Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata)

Description:  This flower smells like chocolate! On warm days it will fill the air with fragrance. In rich soil with extra water, the plant may fall over but it will send up branchlets along the stem which will produce more flowers. In a meadow, it can be mowed in early summer after the first wave of blooms. It will bloom year-round in warm weather.

Family:  Asteraceae

Synonym(s):  Chocolate daisy, Chocolate flower, Lyreleaf greeneyes, Green-eyed lyre leaf

USDA Symbol:  BELY

Duration:  Perennial

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 1-2 ft.

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Water Use:  Low

Light Requirements:  Part Shade

Soil Moisture:  Moist

Bloom Notes:

ATTRIBUTION:  All of the Texas Wildflower images in this post are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of Terry B. Kahler. Reproduction without explisit written consent is prohibited. Some of the information contained in this section was taken from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website and is being used under their terms of use. Redistribution from this site is prohibited. Additional information contained in this section was taken from the USDA website including the USDA code.

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