Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter

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Blackfoot Daisy



Blackfoot Daisy
Rock daisy, Plains blackfoot Scientific name: Melampodium leucanthum
--Asteraceae (Aster Family) --A low, round, bushy plant with flower heads of 8-10 broad white rays surrounding a small yellow central disk. Plains blackfoot or blackfoot daisy is a low, bushy, mounded perennial, 6-12 in. tall and twice as wide. It is covered with narrow leaves and 1 in. wide, white, daisy-like flowers. The white rays are toothed at the tips and surround yellow disk flowers. These honey-scented flower heads are solitary and terminal on slender stalks.

At first glance, Blackfoot Daisy appears to be the twin of White Zinnia (Zinnia acerosa), but flower heads of the latter species have 4-6 broad white rays and a narrow base of several overlapping scales. Both may be found in the same habitat, but the range of White Zinnia does not extend as far south as Blackfoot Daisy.

See more 'Nice Plants' and their descriptions on the "Plants' page



Next Meeting

August 5

Carol Clark talking about Monarch butterflies and the Milkweed family of Plants.






Chapter Info Useful Sites to Visit Upcoming Events

The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example.

To this end, the Collin County Chapter of NPSOT holds monthly meetings January through October featuring speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats, sponsors donations for native plant demonstration gardens, plans field trips, and hosts native plant information tables at local outdoor events.

Texas Aggi Horticulure Website
Learn everything about Texas Horticulture
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Native Plant Society of Texas
Click to visit the Native Plant Society of Texas Web Site

Connemara Conservancy

Click to visit the Connemara Conservancy Web Site

BRIT (Botantical Research Institute of Texas)
Click to visit the BRIT Web Site

Jim's This and That!
Click to view Jim Varnum's newsletter

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano
Plano Prairie Remnant in Danger
Click to Read Article

Native Prairies Association of Texas
Click to view the Prairies Association of Texas' Facebook page to learn how you can help save Deer Park!



--3rd Saturday each month -- Maintenance of the Heard Gardens,
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at the circle at the Heard's front entrance

--October 16th thru the 19th, 2014
NPSOT Annual Symposium

Texarkana
Click npsot.org for more info