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|Size:||1-3 ft ft tall by 1-3 ft ft wide|
|Flower Color:||White ray flowers, yellow disk flowers|
|Phenology:||Blooms all year.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Casual settings, especially toward the rear of wildflower gardens|
|Considerations:||Once you have this plant, you will always have this plant. It can be quite weedy. The seeds have barbs which stick to clothing and pet fur.|
|Propagation:||Seed. But if you don't have it now, you will, so no need to plant. Pull seedlings leaving only a few plants to bring in the insects.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:||Loam, Sand|
Attracts native bees, butterflies.
Larval host for the dainty sulphur (Nathalis iole) butterfly.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Young leaves are edible and the sap will stop small wounds from bleeding.|
|General Comments:||Many of us think of this is a weed that we allow to grow for its value to insects.|