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Hammock snakeroot
Ageratina jucunda
Asteraceae


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.
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.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton