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Bruso, George H.
Berlandiera subacaulis (Nutt.) Nutt.
Florida greeneyes, Common Greeneyes
USDA Symbol: besu
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Inflorescence: Head Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
FL Native Distribution: Endemic
to Florida. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Freely self sows.
Seed Collection: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.
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Record Modified: 2008-06-18
Research By: TWC Staff