Four-nerve Daisy (5)

The genus Tetraneuris, Four-nerve Daisy, is distinguished by the petal tips which have three notches. Tetraneuris means four-nerved and refers to the four veins in the petal or ray flower. These can be seen in the photo of Ives' Four-nerve Daisy below.

Tetraneuris argentea

Perky Sue
Tetraneuris argentea (Hymenoxys argentea)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: May 28, 2008
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry hillsides and mesas

Grows to 16" with hairy leaves, bracts and stems and leaves on the flower stem. Flower head has 8 to 14 rays.

Tetraneuris argentea

Flora of North America reference.

Tetraneuris scaposa

Stemmy Four-nerve Daisy
Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Plains Yellow Daisy, Thrift-leaf Perky Sue
Photo taken on: May 18, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry hillsides, mesas, roadsides

Grows to 12" with narrow, oblong, sparsely hairy, gray-green, basal leaves and hairy stems and bracts.  Flower head has 12 to 26 rays.

Flora of North America reference.

Tetraneuris ivesiana

Ives' Four-nerved Daisy
Tetraneuris ivesiana

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Perky Sue
Photo taken on: April 13, 2015
Location: Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Open sandy areas, roadsides

Grows to 10" with mostly basal, tightly clustered, narrow leaves pointing upwards. Stems and bracts are hairy but leaves are not, unlike the species above.

Flora of North America reference.

Tetraneuris acaulis var. acaulis

Stemless Four-nerved Daisy
Tetraneuris acaulis var. acaulis

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Butte Marigold, Stemless Goldflower
Photo taken on: May 22, 2016
Location: Heron Lake Area, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Slopes, roadsides

Grows 4" to 8" with leafless stems from a rosette of densely hairy basal leaves. Leaves are spatulate to lance-shaped. The stems and bracts are also densely hairy. Flower heads have 8-14 ray flowers.

Flora of North America reference.

Tetraneuris acaulis var. caespitosa

Goldflower
Tetraneuris acaulis var. caespitosa

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Caespitose Four-nerved Daisy
Photo taken on: July 9, 2015
Location: Old Monarch Pass, CO
Life Zones: Montane to alpine
Habitat: Forest edges, fell-fields

Grows to only 3" high with hairy stems and hairy, simple lance-shaped leaves. Identified by the notched petals and densely hairy phyllaries compared to Alpine Goldenweeds.

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Single Flowers