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ID - Native Daisy-like flower

Posted by rock_oak_deer 8a TX (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 4, 12 at 17:05

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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RE: ID - Native Daisy-like flower

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Lindheimerii texana


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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.


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


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She thought they were weeds?


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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.


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


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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.


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RE: ID - Native Daisy-like flower

Definitely looks like my yellow coreopsis.


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


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


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