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Berlandiera subacaulis

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Wildflower and rock gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes: It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.

Availability: Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.

Description: Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 6-18 inches in height. About as broad as tall except when in flower.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Endemic to Florida from near the Georgia border south to Indian River and Lee counties; disjunct in Miami-Dade County. Very rare in South Florida outside of southern Miami-Dade County.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pine rocklands.

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 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: All year.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Wildlife and Ecology: Attracts butterfly and bee pollinators.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.

References: A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1999
In habitat, Porter-Russell Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1995
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Richmond Pine Rocklands, Florida

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