Lygodesmia aphylla

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1.0 to 3.0 ft tall by .5 to .75 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,lavender, white
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Dry sandy soils, flatwoods, pine barrens, sandhill, scrub, and disturbed areas


Recommended Uses:
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat 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



Attract a wide variety of insect pollinators.  One documented bee pollinator is Augochlorella aurata (Deyrup et al. 2002).