Golden-Eye

Viguiera dentata

Toothleaf Goldeneye 2

The Tooth Leaf Goldeneye aka Viguiera Dentata is a native herb to Arizona, Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico. It grows up to three feet tall in the sun with slender leafless stalks and always grows in colonies. It also has hairy filaments on the stamen. It has heart shaped toothed leaves which are most like sunflowers leaves. It is a perennial which means lives no more than two. It is also known as the Sunflower Goldeneye it was Helianthus Dentata until the Viguiera got its own genus. .The bloom time is Oct-Nov. It grows best in dry soil and medium amounts of water.
Reference: The University of Texas at Austin, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4/6/2017,accessed on 4/1/2019 https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VIDE3
Reference: Native plant society of Texas, Tooth Leaf Goldeneye by Marilyn Sallee, 9/9/11, accessed on 4/1/2019, https://npsot.org/wp/story/2011/1976/

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