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Florida green-eyes
Berlandiera subacaulis
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Wildflower and rock gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Description:
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-18 inches in height. About as broad as tall except when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Endemic to Florida from near the Georgia border south to Indian River and Lee counties; disjunct in Miami-Dade County. Very rare in South Florida outside of southern Miami-Dade County.
Habitats:
Pine rocklands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone 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:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Roger L. Hammer
James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Steven W. Woodmansee
Shirley Denton
Chuck McCartney, 1999
In habitat, Porter-Russell Pineland, Florida
Chuck McCartney, 1995
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Richmond Pine Rocklands, Florida