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Yellow-buttons, Coastalplain Honeycombhead
Balduina angustifolia
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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