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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Marshallia graminifolia (Walter) Small
Grassleaf Barbara's buttons
USDA Symbol: MAGR6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
In late summer and early fall, Grassleaf Barbaras Buttons puts out sweetly fragrant, white blooms above its tidy leaves. The rest of the year, its rosette of low-growing green foliage can provide foreground accents for other blooms.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Semi-evergreen Size Notes:
18 to 36 inches tall (1.5 to 3 feet). Leaf:
Green Flower: Flower
Brown Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White to pale pink in color, occasionally purple.
, TX Native Distribution:
North Carolina to Georgia, mostly on the coastal plain. Native Habitat:
Pine savannahs and low-lying, moist areas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium , High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: Low
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Acidic
BenefitUse Ornamental: A decorative plant for the moist garden.
Use Wildlife: Attracts butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL || OBL |
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:
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter
- Georgetown, TX
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-11