Berlandiera subacaulis

Common Greeneyes, Florida Greeneyes

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by 1 to 1.5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Small specimen plant.
Propagation:Root division, seed. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat 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:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:5.1 - 7.5



Attracts many different kinds of pollinators - bees, wasps, and butterflies.

Native Habitats:Sandhill, dry flatwoods, upland mixed forests, ruderal sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Even small plants can have large tap roots that run deep, but are easily transplanted. Endemic to Florida.