Borrichia frutescens (L.) DC.
Bushy seaside tansy, Ox-eye daisy, Bushy seaside-tansy, Sea daisy, Sea ox-eye
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: BOFR
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1052 Collected 2007-06-17 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Borrichia frutescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Borrichia frutescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Borrichia frutescens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-08-22
Research By: TWC Staff