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Florida shrub thoroughwort, Shrub eupatorium
Koanophyllon villosum
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium erect shrub.

Dimensions: About 5-6 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Miami-Dade County; West Indies. In Miami-Dade County, native only from Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park northeast along the Miami Rock Ridge to about Snapper Creek.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Rockland hammock edges and pine rocklands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

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 to pinkish white.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy flowering heads.

Flowering Season: All year.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.

Comments: It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Copyright by: Karolina Weclawska, 2012
Cultivated plant in South Florida

Copyright by: Karolina Weclawska, 2012
Cultivated plant in South Florida

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2012
In habitat, New Providence, Bahamas

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley


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