ID - Native Daisy-like flower

rock_oak_deer(8b TX)March 4, 2012

Do you recognize this daisy wildflower which is growing around the yard this spring? The leaves look like a squash vine when they first appear.

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Could it be Texas star, Texas yellow star AKA Lindheimerii texana?

Here is a link that might be useful: Lindheimerii texana

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 11:18PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Thanks Mara.

It certainly looks a lot like the first photo on the link. Then the rest of the photos are completely different. The others are limited to five petals and the leaves are jagged not rounded.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 10:32AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Lady Bird Johnson called them DYMs ...Damn Yellow Composits

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 1:02AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

She thought they were weeds?

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 9:59AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I'm thinking the comment was made because there were so many yellow daisy like wild flowers that were difficult to ID perhaps because each locality had a slightly different version of the same plant. Rose rustlers had a similar comment when trying to ID red China roses because there were so many variations.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 11:36AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

I looked it up and that is what she meant. They are too difficult to tell apart.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 4:33PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I met lady Bird once and I told her what my Uncle , An Yankee mushroom hunter called brown mushrooms-, "LBJ's" or Little Brown Jobs. She nodded. She had been hunting mushrooms up in New Hampshire and they made sure she heard that one.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 8:46AM
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bettydee(z7b westTX)

Definitely looks like my yellow coreopsis.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 9:40AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

That's a funny story, Mara. She was amazing.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 9:47AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

My coreopsis grows from a rosette. It is not a solitary stem, even when young.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 1:27PM
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