Pluchia odorata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-3 ft
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Marsh and swamp edges


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
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:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand



Nectar attracts bees and many different kinds of butterflies. Documented bee visitors include Halictzcs ligatus, Dialictzcs nyinphalis, Anthidizcin maczclifrons and Coelioxys gerinaiza (Deyrup et al. 2002).