Berlandiera lyrata     
Chocolate flower    
Asteraceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: herbaceous perennial; sprawling groundcover
Seasonality: perennial
Size: 1-2ft high with equal spread; fast growth rate
Leaves: green on top, whitish underneath; oblong, wider at base, lobed
Flowers: daisy-like, yellow petals surround brown center; bloom throughout summer and fall; chocolate scented
Fruit: brown seed heads
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: Midwest US, Arizona and northern Mexico; grasslands to 5000ft
Hardiness: to 10 °F

Berlandiera lyrata
Chocolate flower


Research by Master Gardener Toni Moore


yellow flower
Berlandiera lyrata flower
Overwatered plants may become leggy

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