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Feay's palafox
Palafoxia feayi
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Description:
Medium shrub.
Dimensions:
Typically 3-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Peninsular Florida from Volusia, Marion, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Scrubby flatwoods and scrub.
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 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:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy inflorescence.
Flowering Season:
Fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Occasional larval host plant for gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) butterflies.


 


Shirley Denton
George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida