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Marshallia grandiflora

Marshallia grandiflora Beadle & F.E. Boynt.

Monongahela Barbara's Buttons, Large-flowered Marshallia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: MAGR7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A dense rosette of glossy, deep-green, narrowly oval leaves subtends a sturdy, 1-2 ft. flowering stalk. The large, soft flowering heads are made up of densely packed, rosey-pink tubular flowers with coordinating purple stamens.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: KY , NC , PA , TN , WV
Native Distribution: Uplands of PA & KY to NC & TN
Native Habitat: Moist river banks & open woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier soils.
Conditions Comments: Sometimes self-sows.


Description: Propagated easily from seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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 on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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