Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Berlandiera lyrata Bentham
(Chocolate Flower, Green eyes)
Berlandiera incisa Torrey & Gray
Berlandiera lyrata can be found in city sidewalks or rocky lower elevation hillsides. The
green disc, marked with brown, with yellow rays is very distinctive. The leaves are light gray, oblanceolate,
and toothed or lobed. The ray flowers are attached at the base to the phyllary below it and flattened parts
of the two adjacent sterile flowers, giving the appearance of a flattened achene with a central ridge.
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Berlandiera lyrata, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas Canyon Road, May 2, 2007
Berlandiera lyrata, disc flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, April 8, 2009
Berlandiera lyrata, ray flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, April 8, 2009
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