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White sunbonnets
Chaptalia albicans
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

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

Ecological Restoration Notes:

It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herb
Dimensions:
3-6 inches; to 1 foot when in flower
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Miami-Dade County; West Indies and Central America. In Miami-Dade County, native to the Miami Rock Ridge south of the Miami River.
Habitats:
Pine rocklands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term 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:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley