Engelmannia peristenia, also known as Engelmann’s Daisy, is a long blooming member of the Sunflower family: Asteraceae. These yellow petaled and yellow centered flowers can be found through out most of Texas during February through November. They enjoy limestone loams and clays and grow all over Texas except the eastern most parts. They are found in grasslands, prairies and can be eaten by livestock.
The 1-2 inch flowers are borne on stems as tall as 3 feet. The coarsely hairy leaves are deeply lobed and resemble odd-pinnately compound leaves. These leaves form a basal rosette from which the flower stalks rise. The upper leaves are smaller with entire margins or are coarsely toothed and lack the long petioles seen on the basal leaves.