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Tetraneuris scaposa (DC.) Greene
Four-nerve daisy, Hymenoxys, Stemmy four-nerve daisy, Yellow daisy, Bitterweed
Synonyms: Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa, Hymenoxys scaposa
USDA Symbol: TESC2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
Colorado and Nebraska south through Texas and New Mexico to northeastern Mexico as far south as Zacatecas Native Habitat:
Dry plains; rocky hillsides. Widespread over Texas. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky, clay and limestone soils. Clay, Clay Loam Medium Loam, Sandy Loam Sandy, Caliche type, Limestone-based
Conditions Comments: Four-nerve daisy is heat and drought tolerant. It prefers dry, well-drained soils. The grass-like foliage works well in sunny rock gardens, container gardens and borders. Especially desirable because it blooms often throughout the winter months.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Rock gardens, Border, Rocky hillside Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Collect seed when it falls off easily, year-round.
Seed Treatment: Fresh seed may germinate better. Treat with Rootshield. Transplant to 4 when second leaves appear, even though plants are tiny.
Maintenance: They grow slowly. Try not to water too much or inconsistently.
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0202
Collected Apr 4, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0194
Collected Mar. 16, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
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Record Modified: 2008-09-24
Research By: LAL