Bitterweed (Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa)

Description:  Four-nerve Daisy is a low, upright, silvery perennial to1 ft., from a woody base. The solitary stem is much-branched at the base forming a clump. The solitary flower heads occur at the end of silky, leafless stalks. The tip of each yellow ray flower is three-toothed. Four dark purple veins are visible on both sides of the ray. Disk flowers are also yellow. Long, narrow, silvery-green leaves are crowded mostly toward the base. Flower petals become reflexed with age and remain on the plant a long time. Flowers have an unpleasant odor when picked.

Family:  Asteraceae

Synonym(s):  Hymenoxys glabra, Hymenoxys scaposa, Hymenoxys scaposa var. glabra, Tetraneuris, Four-nerve daisy, Hymenoxys, Stemmy four-nerve daisy, Bitterweed


Duration:  Perennial

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Water Use:  Low

Light Requirements:  Sun

Soil Moisture:  Dry

Bloom Notes:  Four-nerve Daisy is a low, upright, silvery perennial with yellow disk flowers. Great for a rock garden, or garden border.

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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Missing Images:  Flower

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