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Swamp Sunflower; Narrow-leaved Sunflower
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Blooms in fall.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Plant as a buffer along the edge of wetlands, in a swale, or any other open wet site. Forms clones of plants up to 6 ft wide.|
|Propagation:||Seed or division of a cluster. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Birds and small mammals eat the seeds.
Primarily pollinated by bees. The goldenrod soldier beetle (a.k.a. leatherwing beetle(, Chauliognathus pensylvanicus is a goldenrod pollinator (FL Wildflower Foundation).
|Native Habitats:||Flatwoods, marsh edges, cutthroat seep.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures