Lachnocaulon anceps

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Whitehead Bogbutton


Plant Specifics

Size:Flower stalks up to 1.25 ft.  Foliage much shorter.  
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White or light gray
Phenology:Blooms spring and summer.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Bog gardens.
Availability:Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
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 occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral



Reported to attract mites and small insects such as small flies.  

Native Habitats:Wet flatwoods, marshes, savannahs. Occasionally found in scrub.

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