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Texas Yellow Star
Lindheimera texana

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lindheimera (lind-HY-mer-uh) (Info)
Species: texana (tek-SAY-nuh) (Info)




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


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USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring



Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sebastian, Florida

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Boerne, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Garland, Texas

Hondo, Texas

Lipan, Texas

Red Oak, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Santo, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 10, 2007, MitchF from Lindsay, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A wonderful plant that loves to grow here in my yard. Just a great stuning native plant that does great if it is kept dry.


On Aug 13, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant but have observed it in its natural habitat. It is native to Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. It prefers sandy loam or limestone soils; but, it will grow in clay loam, medium loam and sandy soils. Texas yellow star, is an upright plant that grows to about 20 inched tall. It usually has a single stem with long, bright green leaves crowded along it. The yellow, five-petaled, star-like blooms appear singly or in few-flowered clusters at the tip of the stems. Sometimes Texas yellowstar blooms when it is only 2 inches tall and then continues to bloom while it grows taller. Only the ray flowers produce seeds and the plant has 5 ray flowers; therefore, there is one fruit per ray flower resulting in the five fruits that are in the achene. (See photo I have pos... read more