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Feay's palafox
Palafoxia feayi
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida


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