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Balduina angustifolia (Pursh) B.L. Rob.
Coastal Plain Honeycombhead, Yellow Buttons
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Actinospermum angustifolium
USDA Symbol: BAAN3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Yellow Buttons 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 disc; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one head may be disc flowers or rays.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Bloom time year round in the South.
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , MS
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Research LiteratureReslit 201 - A new monolectic coastal bee, Hesperapis oraria Snelling and Stage (Hymenoptera: Melittidae), with a review of desert and neotropical disjunctives in the southeastern US (1996) J. H. Cane, R. R. Snelling and L. J. Kervin
Reslit 811 - Antitumor agents I: Angustibalin, a new cytotoxic sesquiterpene lactone from Balduina angustifolia (Pursh.) Robins (1972) K. H. Lee, D. C. Anuforo, E. S. Huang and Piantado...
Reslit 2606 - Seedling establishment in natural and experimental Florida scrub gaps (2003) M. Petru, E. S. Menges
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Balduina angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Balduina angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Balduina angustifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: TWC Staff