Lygodesmia aphylla


Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.0 to 3.0 ft    Width: .5 to .75 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      pink,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Propagation: Seeds are easily collected by bagging the flower heads once they have wilted, then wait till the seed pod dries up. Once white silky pappus appear, the seed head can be removed from the plant and are ready to plant.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.1 to 7.8


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Dry sandy soils, flatwoods, pine barrens, sandhill, scrub, and disturbed areas

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Other Comments: The short lived bloom opens before sunrise and is most beautiful from just before dawn till about mid-morning when it fully opens. By night fall it will have wilted.