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Common Name: Engelmann’s Daisy

Species Name: Engelmannia peristenia

Plant Type: Forb

Family Name: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family





Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Perennial
Distribution in the U.S. South-central U.S.; Nebraska and Colorado to northern Mexico
Distribution in Oklahoma Western half of the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics
    • “Oak-like,” narrow leaves surround plant base with smaller leaves on stem
    • Stem branches at top of plant and terminates in large flower heads
    • Grayish-green foliage covered in hairs
    • Flowers yellow with large petals and small centers
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Leaf Type: Simple
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate, basal
    • Leaf Shape: Wavy-lobed (pinnatifid)
    • Stipules: Absent
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petal Number: 8
    • Flower Color: Yellow
    • Flower Timing: May-August
    • Fruit Type: Achene



Soil Type Loamy sandstone soil and sandy soil
Habitat Roadsides and ungrazed meadows
Successional Stage Late


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