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Berlandiera subacaulis (Florida greeneyes)
Bruso, George H.

Berlandiera subacaulis

Berlandiera subacaulis (Nutt.) Nutt.

Florida greeneyes, Common Greeneyes

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: BESU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Common Greeneyes is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae), which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.

Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who colledted plants in Texas and northern Mexico.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Inflorescence: Head
Size Notes: 18-24
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Distribution: Endemic to Florida.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: Freely self sows.
Seed Collection: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Berlandiera subacaulis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Berlandiera subacaulis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Berlandiera subacaulis

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-06-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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