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Sunflower Goldeneye

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Sunflower Goldeneye (Viguiera dentata)

Description:  This 3-6 ft., open, bushy, much-branched plant tends to grow in colonies. Its leaves are narrow and it’s numerous yellow, 1 1/2 in., daisy-like flowers appear at the tips of long, slender, leafless stalks. This extremely drought-tolerant plant grows 3 feet tall in sun, and up to 6 feet tall in partial shade. The name Chimalacate is derived from Aztec/Nahuatl and means shield cane..

Family:  Asteraceae

Synonym(s):  Plateau Goldeneye, Sunflower Goldeneye, Toothleaf Goldeneye, Chimalacate

USDA Symbol:  VIDE3

Duration:  Perennial

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow, Pink

Bloom Time: Oct, Nov, Dec

Water Use:  Medium

Light Requirements:  Part Shade

Soil Moisture:  Dry

Bloom Notes:  Conditions Comments: Texas Liatris likes a dry to medium soil in full sun. Too much water will leads to root rot. Will self seed in a sandy soil. Tolerant of alkaline soils.

Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky soils. Gravelly, Sandy, Limestone-based.

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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