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Camphorweed
Heterotheca subaxillaris
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium to large annual herbaceous wildflower. Leaves 1-3 inches long, strongly scented when crushed.
Dimensions:
Typically 2-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in the United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; northern Mexico.
Habitats:
Pinelands, open coastal areas and open, disturbed sites.
Soils:
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy 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:
Secondary line; tolerates significant salt wind without injury, but usually is somewhat protected.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Golden yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene. All year.
Horticultural Notes:
Easily grown from seed.
Comments:
Spreads readily from seed in the garden and may become somewhat weedy.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton