Carphephorus corymbosus

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Coastal-plain Chaffhead

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2.5 - 4 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,purple
Phenology:Winters as a basal rosette. Blooms late summer into fall.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Dry meadows. Wildflower gardens.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:Sand
Soil pH:



Attracts many butterflies (NSIS), bees and other pollinators.  One documented bee is Halictus ligatus (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Sandhill, scrubby flatwoods, mesic flatwoods.

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