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Florida shrub thoroughwort, Shrub eupatorium
Koanophyllon villosum
Asteraceae


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.
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.


 


Karolina Weclawska
Cultivated plant in South Florida, 2012
Karolina Weclawska
Cultivated plant in South Florida, 2012
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012