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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Aphanostephus skirrhobasis (DC.) Trel.
Lazy daisy, Arkansas lazy daisy, Arkansas dozedaisy
USDA Symbol: APSK
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The blossom of the lazy daisy is like a smaller version of the ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare. It grows to 2 feet high, and the flower heads are 1-2 inches across, 1 flower to a stem. The 20-45 ray flowers are 1/2 inch long, narrow, white to pink, and often deep red on the underside. The center is yellow. Leaves are alternate, 1/2-2 1/2 inches long, the lower ones sharply toothed, the upper ones smooth. Stems and leaves have soft hairs.
Flowers are closed all morning, opening by midday.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Root Type: Tap Size Notes:
1-2 feet. Flower:
Flowers 1 to 2 inches
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AR , FL , KS , LA , NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
FL to TX & s.c. KS, s. to Mex. Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Heat Tolerant:
Dry, sandy soil. Sandy, Caliche type, Sandy Loam Conditions Comments:
The blossom of the lazy daisy is like a smaller version of the ox-eye daisy. Flowers are closed all morning, opening by mid-day. The 20-45 ray
flowers are 1/2 inch long, narrow, white to pink, and often deep red on the underside. The center is yellow. Leaves are alternate,
1/2-2 1/2 inches long, the lower ones sharply toothed,
the upper ones smooth. Stems and leaves have soft hairs.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Pocket prairie, Garden
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Seed sown in early fall or early spring
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2008-10-31
Research By: TWC Staff