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Camphorweed
Heterotheca subaxillaris
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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