Berlandiera subacaulis

(Nuttall) Nuttall

Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 343. 1840.

Common names: Green eyes Florida-dandelion
Basionym: Silphium subacaule Nuttall Amer. J. Sci. Arts 5: 301. 1821
Synonyms: Silphium nuttallianum Torrey
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 85. Mentioned on page 84, 86.

Plants 20–50 cm. Stems unbranched or branched near bases. Leaves crowded near stem bases; petiolate or sessile; blades mostly oblanceolate to spatulate, usually alternately sinuate-pinnatifid, chartaceous, ultimate margins ± crenate, faces ± scabrous. Heads usually borne singly. Peduncles hairy (hispid and with wartlike hairs). Involucres 16–19+ mm diam. Ray corollas lemon yellow, abaxial veins green, laminae 10–12.6 × 5–7.8 mm. Disc corollas red to maroon. Cypselae (oval) 5.2–7 × 3–3.8 mm. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Flowering year round.
Habitat: Dry, sandy oak and pine flats, lawns, along roadsides
Elevation: 10–90 m


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