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Balduina angustifolia

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 Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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 Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Bloom time year round in the South.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS

Web Reference

Webref 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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Balduina angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Balduina angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Balduina angustifolia


Record Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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