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Tetraneuris scaposa
Scientific classification
T. scaposa
Binomial name
Tetraneuris scaposa
(DC.) Greene 1898

Tetraneuris scaposa (common names stemmy four-nerve daisy and stemmy hymenoxys) is a North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It grows in the southwestern and south-central United States (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado) and northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas).

Tetraneuris scaposa is a perennial herb up to 40 cm (16 inches) tall. It forms a branching underground caudex sometimes producing as many as 100 above-ground stems. Leaves are concentrated low on the stem, close to the ground. Flower heads can either be one on a stem, or clustered in tight clumps. Each head has 12–26 ray flowers surrounding 25–180 disc flowers.


The Zuni people use an infusion of it as an eyewash. The Zuni believe that this eyewash is not for people with a "bad heart".

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