Borrichia frutescens

Photo by John Bradford, Martin County 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 11 8B 9A 9B 

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Sea-oxeye Daisy

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2 - 4 (6) ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Black,NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms year round but primarily in spring-summer. Forms clones (patches of genetically identical "stems").
Habitats:Salt marsh, tidal flats.


Recommended Uses:Native borders, foundation plant, especially in salty environments. Can be trimmed.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.



Birds and small mammals use the seeds.

Nectar plant for great southern white (Ascia monuste), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), large orange sulphur (Phoebis agarithe), southern broken-dash (Wallengrenia otho) and other butterflies (IRC website).

Attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators.