Cowpen Daisy is a native, warm season annual forb that that grows 1-3’ at maturity with showy yellow flowers and dull green leaves. It is a common forb throughout Texas and an excellent wildlife and pollinator plant. Cowpen daisy is avoided by livestock, but the seeds are eaten by quail and turkeys. Numerous butterflies and pollinators utilize the plant when in bloom, and it is a favored nectar source for migrating monarchs.
Cowpen daisy is easy to establish from seed, and it makes an attractive addition to native grass mixes, summer wildflower plantings, and wildlife food plots. In some areas, Cowpen Daisy is considered an agricultural weed, and it commonly spreads by seed and volunteers after the initial planting.