Texas yellowstar, Texas star, Lindheimer daisy, Texas yellow star, star daisy
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Texas Yellow Star, Lindheimera texana, is one of the first spring bloomers to cover the country side. This yellow daisy makes a dramatic announcement that spring is here with roadsides and prairies covered in brilliant yellow blooms. Bloom time will last through May but with the onset of the heat of summer the blooms start to fade. The common name, Texas Yellow Star, is derived from the yellow flowers that have five petals or rays that correspond to the five points of the Texas Lone Star emblem.
The wildflowers are exploding in color right now and I found this beauty called the Texas Star in a large wildflower field near Lake Pickens, Sherman, Texas.
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