Angelita daisy Tetraneuris acaulis (Hymenoxys acaulis)
Plant Form: Flower
Plant Size: 1′ x 1′
Plant Type: Perennial
Water Usage: Low
Physical Description: Tidy, compact mounds of gray-green leaves scarcely noticeable under a nearly continuous year-round display of numerous, solitary, yellow daisy-like flowers on long thin stalks.
Care and Maintenance: Overwatering/poor drainage.
Difficult to keep up with removal of persistent spent flower stalks without shearing off new flower buds.
Gardener’s Notes: A wonderful, drought tolerant, cold-hardy, ever blooming addition to the desert garden. Native to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Another West Texas species, Tetraneuris scaposa or 4-nerved daisy, is similar.
Southwest Plant of the Month material courtesy of NMSU ACES http://desertblooms.nmsu.edu/plantadvisor/