Dyssodia pentachaeta - Parralena

Dyssodia pentachaeta – Psarralena

This perennial composite is on the short side – less than a foot tall.  It’s found on dry caliche throughout Central Texas. This one was photographed during June’s plant survey field trip.  The  flowers are at the end of peduncles from 1 to 4 inches. I might have seen this in someone’s front yard the other day, but didn’t have my Enquist with me at the time to check it out.

Dyssodia pentachaeta - Parralena

Dyssodia pentachaeta – Parralena