Dec. 2, 2022

Engelmann's daisy, Engelmannia peristenia

Engelmann's daisy is not just another sunflower-like flower. Its habit and foliage set it apart. It's short compared to many sunflowerish plants. The leaves are softly fuzzy and wavy edged to deeply incised (see blog page). Navajo have used an infusion of this plant to ease cold congestion. Sometimes used in high country gardens, it is short lived but freely seeds. Engelmann's daisy or sunflower, or cutleaf daisy grows in AR, CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SD, and TX. Travis Co TX, 4/17/22. Aster family, Asteraceae.