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Berlandiera lyrata, photo courtesy of Bob Wigand
Berlandiera lyrata, photo courtesy of Bob Wigand

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Berlandiera lyrata

Chocolate Flower

Annuals, Perennials, Flowers

Native to the northern Chihuahuan Desert, this rounded, somewhat coarse-foliaged plant grows 1 1/2–3 ft. high and wide. Yellow daisies with maroon-and-green centers appear in spring and summer, sometimes into fall. Blooms smell like chocolate; fragrance most intense in morning. Once seed heads form, shear lightly to encourage more blooms. Native Americans used the flower heads to flavor foods; they dry well for winter bouquets. Sow seeds in placeat any time. Thrives in clay soil.

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