Oclemena reticulata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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White-top Aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Aster reticulata, Doellingeria reticulata

Plant Specifics

Size:3 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Mesic-wet flatwoods, cutthroat seep.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Retain if in the landscape.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short 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:Loam, Sand



Appreciated by a variety of pollinators including native bees.  The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Oclemena reticulata at Archbold Biological Station: [7]

  • Apidae: Apis mellifera, honeybee
  • Megachilidae: Dianthidium floridiense, Florida pebble bee