Bejaria racemosa

tarflower, flyweed

Ericaceae

Synonyms:  Befaria racemosa

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6 to 8 ft    Width: 4 to 6 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Naturalistic settings. Conserve in residual natural settings if possible.
Propagation: Seeds and cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Bees and flies are attracted to the flowers, and are often caught on the sticky flowers.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Scrubby flatwoods, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: The scientific name Befaria racemosa was apparently an early transcription error. The genus is named after an 18th century Spanish botanist by the name of Bejar.