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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: L48 (N)
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
, VA Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from MD
& 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
Propagated easily from seed. Seed Collection:
Collect when the flower
heads have turned brown. Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || FACW || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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 2007-06-17 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff