Look At All the Beautiful DYC's
This past weekend I hosted a gardening booth at our local wildlife refuge. I think the question I heard most often was, "What are all those yellow flowers along the road into town?"
Well, I didn't have the answer so today I stopped to satisfy my own curiosity.
I think all the rain we had this summer has a lot to do with the acres of Hairy Zexenia (or Orange zexenia, Rough zexmenia, Texas creeping oxeye, Hairy wedelia, Orange daisy or-my favorite-Devil's River we're seeing. This zexmenia by any other name is still Zexmenia hispida. See how the botanical names can cut through the confusion.
Central Texas has hundreds of yellow daisy type flowers called composites. It gets a bit confusing so there is another official name for these wildflowers, DYC's. That's D!#%ed Yellow Composites! How's that for accuracy.