Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Tetraneuris herbacea

Common Name: Lake Side Daisy

DescriptionA rare and endangered wild flower found in only a few places in the USA. Specific site needs has limited its spread.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Wild Flowers
Hardiness Zone5
Soil & Sitewell-drained medium to dry conditions, gritty alkaline soil containing gravel or rocky material
Flowersdaisy-like flower, 50 or so disk flowers form center, 10-30 or so notched ray flowers form outer ring of petal-like structures, both ray and disk flowers are fertile, flowers follow the sun (solar tracking or heliotropism)
Leavescluster of dark green thin basal leaves
Dimensions6-12 inches tall, forms clusters
Propagationseeds, division
Native SiteLargest remaining population is found in the Marblehead Peninsula along Lake Erie in Ohio.
Author's NotesThe images of this plant are from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois (USA). As I was taking pictures of a Flowering Dogwood a gardener from the arboretum came up to me and says "want to see some neat plants". He then took me to the patch of the Lakeside Daisy. These plants were grown from seed collected at one of the remaining sites this plant is still found. He thought they were special and I must agree.
Notes & Reference#153-Illinois Wild Flower (
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