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Hairy chaffhead
Carphephorus paniculatus
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: Basal rosette 1-3 inches in height; up to 3 feet when in flower.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Wet pinelands.

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

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: Purplish.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Fall-winter.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for butterflies.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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