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Yellow-buttons, Coastalplain Honeycombhead
Balduina angustifolia
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

An occasional understory wildflower in sandhill, scrub and scrubby flatwoods.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in northern Florida.
Description:
Medium annual herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Typically 2-3 feet in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Broward and Lee counties, and rare south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills and pine rocklands.
Soils:
Dry to moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton