Bejaria racemosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Tarflower, Flyweed


Also known as Befaria racemosa

Plant Specifics

Size:6 to 8 ft tall by 4 to 6 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:Black
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms spring-summer.
Habitats:Dry sites. Scrubby flatwoods, scrub.


Recommended Uses:Naturalistic settings. Conserve in residual natural settings if possible.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Bees and flies are attracted to the flowers, and are often caught on the sticky flowers. 

Native bee visitors include sweat,  resin, leaf-cutter, and bumble bees.