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Coastal plain hawkweed
Hieracium megacephalon
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Basal rosette 1-2 inches in height; to 18 inches when in flower. Broader than tall except when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Pinelands.
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 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:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton