Balduina angustifolia

Photo by Grace Howell, Paynes Prairie Chapter FNPS. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Coastalplain Honeycombhead, Yellow Buttons

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow
Phenology:Annual (efloras.org), but seeds sprout shortly after flowering with a small rosette overwintering to flower in the next summer-fall.
Habitats:Open, dry sites. Naturally grows in scrub and scrubby flatwoods.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Casual wildflower bed, typically to the back as the flower stalks are tall.  We recommend treating this like a biennial.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Sand

Wildlife

butterflypollinator

Attracts a variety of butterflies, including gulf fritillary, for nectar.

Attracts many native  insects , especially bees including miner, sweat metalic sweat ,  resin, leaf-cutter, nomad, long-horned, bumble, and carpenter bees.  

The endemic ground-dwelling bee, Hesperapis or balduina bee (Hesperapis oraria), is dependent on this species.

Attracts the non-native but economically important honey bee.