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Native Plant Society of Texas

Greeneyes

Berlandiera betonicifolia

Other common name(s):

Broochflower

Family:

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map

East Central Texas Plains, Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Bastrop Lost Pines, Northern Post Oak Savanna, Northern Prairie Outliers, San Antonio Prairie
Flatwoods, Floodplains and Low Terraces3, Pleistocene Fluvial Terraces, Red River Bottomlands, Southern Tertiary Uplands, Tertiary Uplands

Plant Characteristics

Growth Form

Herbaceous

Height

1
to
4
ft.

Spread

0.5
to
1
ft.

Leaf Retention

Deciduous

Lifespan

Perennial

Habitat and Care Requirements

Soil Type(s)

Calcareous, Deep

Light Requirement

Part Shade

Water Requirement

Low

Native Habitat

Grassland

Bloom and Attraction

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Seasonal Interest

Nectar

Wildlife Benefit

Butterflies, Bees

Maintenance

Winter: cut back spent blooms after seeds are dispersed. Tall (1-3′) growing perennial blooms April to November. Propagates by seed.

Comments

Yellow daisy with green center, alternate leaves, leaf margins evenly toothed, unbranched stems. Attracts butterflies and native bees.
Previous Scientific Name(s): Synonym(s): Berlandiera texana, Berlandiera texana var. betonicifolia, Berlandiera ×betonicifolia

References

1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BEBE4. 3) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Berlandiera+x+betonicifolia&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 4) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=2303&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 5) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=780575#null