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Hammock snakeroot
Ageratina jucunda
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes: An uncommon understory herb of hammocks and pinelands.

Availability: Grown by a few native plant nurseries in south and central Florida.

Description: Medium to large wildflower.

Dimensions: Typically 1-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Southeastern Georgia south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Hammocks and pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low to moderate; may tolerate some brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida


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