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Coastal plain hawkweed
Hieracium megacephalon
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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