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Also known as Seymeria pectinata, Seymeria cassioides
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Spring-fall (mostly fall) blooming. Winter dormant.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Retain in semi-natural gardens.|
|Considerations:||Both species are hemi-parasitic (semi-parasitic) and difficult to grow without appropriate host plants.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Please be sure to have landowner permission before collecting.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||-|
|Native Habitats:||Open upland woods and disturbed edges.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
They are included here because they are valuable to insects and because they are lovely and good to have in a native garden if you are lucky enough to have them naturally.
Data on culture has been assumed from where this grows in nature -- it is not typically grown and no reliable data appears to be available.
Can parasatize southern pines leading, in heavy infestations, to loss of vigor.