Pyrrhopappus carolinianus

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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False Dandelion, Carolina Dessert Chickory

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Borkhausia caroliniana

Plant Specifics

Size:2 ft
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow
Phenology:Winter dormant, blooms early spring
Habitats:Disturbed areas


Recommended Uses:Roadside plantings or meadow.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
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



Attracts pollinators.