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Narrowleaf silkgrass
Pityopsis graminifolia
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Availability:
Native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens (321-436-4932).
Description:
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-3 feet in height; more when in flower. Usually taller than broad, but sometimes falling over and forming small patches.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; Bahamas. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Habitats:
Pinelands and prairies.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
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:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed and division.
Comments:
A species with significant morphological variation; local sources are best used. Good for cut flowers.


 


Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
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