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Stone, Robert L.
Borrichia frutescens (L.) DC.
Bushy seaside tansy, Bushy seaside-tansy, Ox-eye daisy, Sea daisy, Sea ox-eye
USDA Symbol: BOFR
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Sea Daisy or Bushy Seaside-tansyis a colony-forming, shrub-like perennial to 3 ft. tall, with ascending branches and attractive foliage. The fleshy, oval , semi-evergreen leaves are pubescent on both sides. Dotting the masses of gray-green foliage are bright yellow, daisy-like flowers.
This is a salt-tolerant member of the aster family.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from MD to TX & Mex. Native Habitat:
Marshes, Tidal flats, lagoons USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Wet, brackish sands or muds. Saline tolerant, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Conditions Comments: Salt-tolerant. Used effectively as a border or foundation plant.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-bees,Nectar-butterflies, Seeds-granivorous birds, Cover
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagated easily from seed.
Seed Collection: Collect when the flower heads have turned brown.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1052
Collected 2011-06-18 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff