Huisache Daisy

Amblyolepis setigera

Honey Daisy, Butterfly Daisy

About This Plant

Sow seeds in mid-summer in caliche or sandy soils with part sun. Huisache daisy is so called because it often grows in thick stands under huisache and other chaparral bushes, forming a solid blanket of gold. It grows 5-15 inches tall, with several rough, hairy branches in the upper part. Leaves are without petioles, the upper ones having lobes at the base that extend almost around the stem. The large, yellow flower heads, 1 1/4-2 inches across, are on long stems that are bare on the upper portion. The yellow to orange-yellow center is dome-shaped, and the disk flowers are velvety. The 8-12 ray flowers are up to 1 inch long with 3 or 4 teeth on the rim. Often the toothed portion is noticeably lighter than the rest.

Origins: South and Central Texas


Mow down after seeds have fallen.

Lavish color in thick stands along roads and hillsides.

Min. Height: 6'

Max Height: 15 inches'

Min. Width: 6'

Max Width: 15 inches'

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