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Engelmannia peristenia
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Scientific classification
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Asteroideae
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Engelmannia
Species:
E. peristenia
Binomial name
Engelmannia peristenia
(Raf.) Goodman & C.A.Lawson 1992
Synonyms
  • Engelmannia texana Scheele 1849
  • Silphium peristenium Raf. 1832

Engelmannia peristenia, called Engelmann daisy or cutleaf daisy, is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family. It is native to the south-central United States, primarily from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and southeastern Colorado, but with more isolated populations in Arizona, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Engelmannia peristenia is a branching perennial herb up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall. Leaves at the base can be up to 30 cm (1 foot) long, with the leaves progressively getting smaller higher on the stem. The plant produces many small flower heads, each generally with 8 ray florets and 40-50 disc florets.

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