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Florida Greeneyes Berlandiera subacaulis


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Florida Greeneyes
credit: Mary Keim/CCSA

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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family

Description Native herbaceous perennial.
Habit: low tuft of gray-green foliage, surrounds tall hairy stems, holding yellow flowers.
Height: 6-20 in (15-50 cm).
Leaf: basal, oblong, strongly lobed, hairy underneath; 2-6 in (5-15 cm) long.
Flower: daisy-like, terminal, usually single; 1-2 in (25-50 mm) wide; usually with 10 rays, lemon yellow, oval, single notch at tip; around a green disk.
Fruit: oval seed, 1/4 in (6 mm) long.

Flower Year round, but primarily in spring and summer.

Habitat Oak and pine flats, lawns, roadsides, disturbed sites; sandy soil.

Range Central Florida; 30-300 ft (10-90 m).

Discussion Also known as Florida dandelion, this wildflower is found only in Florida.