Borrichia arborescens

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Shrubby Sea Ox-eye Daisy

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms year-round. Forms clones (groups of plants created by vegetative spread).
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Plant in coastal wetlands on upslope side of mangrove swamps.
Propagation:Seeds or cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Sand
Soil pH:



Birds and small mammals consume seed.


Attracts various pollinators.  

Nectar plant for great southern white (Ascia monuste), Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemius) obscure skipper (Panoquina panoquinoides) and other butterflies.

Native Habitats:Coastal wetlands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Most reproduction is vegetative (Lonard et al. 2015).