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Berlandiera lyrata

Chocolate Flower

This native perennial forms a rosette of medium green, fiddle-shaped leaves. In the summer and fall yellow daisy flowers with maroon centers are borne on slender stems above the foliage. These flowers are famous for their chocolate fragrance, which is most prominent in the early mornings. It performs well in full sun or part shade. It tends to look scraggly, and may be sheared periodically to initiate fresh growth.