Engelmann's Daisy is an upright to spreading, densely course-hairy,
stout perennial herb to 3 feet tall. Its preferred habitat is
calcareous loam and clays in grasslands, savannahs and prairies.
Distribution is occasional in the Escambia region.
The leaves are mostly basal, 8 to 12 inches long, forming
large clumps or rosette, placed alternate on the stem, long leaf
stalks. The blade is deeply cut or lobed. The lobes themselves
or lobed or toothed. The few upper leaves are reduced in size,
stalkless and entire, or may be coarsely toothed.
The flowers, few to several in terminal clusters. Each
flowerr is on a long stalk. Ray flowers are usually 8, yellow,
expanding in later afternoon, then folding under or downward
in intense heat and sunlight the next day. The disc flowers are
yellow and bisexual in nature. Flowers occur in the summer.
Fruit is achene.