Bejaria racemosa

Tarflower, Flyweed

Ericaceae

Also known as Befaria racemosa

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Bees and flies are attracted to the flowers, and are often caught on the sticky flowers.  Documented bees include Agapostemon splendens, Augochlorella aurata, A. gratiosa, Augochloropsis sumptuosa, Anthidiellum perplexum, Anthidium maculifrons, Megachile brevis pseudobrevis, M. mendica, M. petulans, Bombus impatiens and B. pennsylvanicus (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Dry sites. Scrubby flatwoods, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General 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.