Borrichia arborescens

Shrubby Sea Ox-eye Daisy

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Plant in coastal wetlands on shore side of mangrove swamps.
Propagation:Seeds or cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
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:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and small mammals consume seed.

Insects:
  

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

Comments

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