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Phoebanthus grandiflorus (Florida false sunflower)
Tauscher, Joseph Allan

Phoebanthus grandiflorus

Phoebanthus grandiflorus (Torr. & A. Gray) S.F. Blake

Florida False Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helianthella grandiflora

USDA Symbol: PHGR12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tuberous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf: Linear-lanceolate
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Capitula are single or in loose terminal arrays on single stems.


Native Distribution: Central Florida peninsula endemic.
Native Habitat: Sandy pine woodlands and sandhills.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-10-17
Research By: JAM

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