(Named for Thomas Lay, naturalist)
A California Daisy-like annual, Layia elegans, has yellow flowers with the rays often white-tipped. The plants are more or less hairy throughout. It grows about 12 inches tall.
USE. The unusual white tipped yellow Daisies serve to distinguish this annual from most others. It may be considered a garden subject or cut flower.
GENERAL. The only requirement for culture is sun; the soil may be poor. Sow the seeds in the open soil in May.