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Coastalplain palafox
Palafoxia integrifolia
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes: A rare element of drier pinelands including scrub and well-drained sandy patches in pine rocklands.

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

Description: Medium shrub.

Dimensions: Typically 3-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southern Georgia south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Rare and scattered in South Florida. Rare in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Martin counties; perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County; perhaps extirpated in Collier County; apparently absent elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Moist to dry pinelands.

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.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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