Pluchia odorata

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Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-3 ft
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden
Availability:Friends, Seed
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 inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:



Nectar attracts bees and many different kinds of butterflies. Documented bee visitors include Halictzcs ligatus, Dialictzcs nyinphalis, Anthidizcin maczclifrons and Coelioxys gerinaiza (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Marsh and swamp edges

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Based on maps from BONAP and ISB, this species ranges across the southern and central US and up the eastern seabord to Massachusetts.  The entire Florida panhandle appears to be in its range though documented occurences in that area are sparse.  The entire peninsula is within the range.  It appears to be appropriate to use this plant anywhere in Florida where soil and moisture conditions are appropriate.