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|Size:||2 ft tall by 1 to 2 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Foliage is evergreen. Blooms late-October and November. Seeds in late-November to early-December.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Garden location where its silvery young foliage is visible but not where its somewhat weedy look at time of flowering (November) will be an issue.|
|Considerations:||This species is listed as Endangered by the USFWS and the State of Florida. Please plant responsibly.|
|Propagation:||Easily established from seed. Plant in December in sandy area at time of seed maturity.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Primarily wind dispersed, but small birds consume seed.
Butterflies and bees including green metallic, sweat, leafcutter, bumble and mining bees (Florida Wildflower Foundation).
|Native Habitats:||Scrub. In openings and open ecotones. Disturbance is required for persistence of this species. This species can be seen at the Balm-Boyette and Golden Aster preserves in Hillsborough County.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Foliage is showy, silvery gray green. Takes on a weed appearance at flowering time. This is an Endangered Florida endemic -- do not harvest plants from the wild.