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Borrichia frutescens

Sea Ox-eye, Bushy Seaside Tansy

Scientific Name:

Borrichia frutescens

Genus:

Borrichia

Species Epithet:

frutescens

Common Name:

Sea Ox-eye, Bushy Seaside Tansy

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Salt and brackish marshes.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Some plants get covered by salt water on most full lunar high tides and so have an important role in marsh stabilization and habitat. Other colonies are on high, dry land. It produces masses of seeds, but seems to spread as much by its roots / rhizomes as by seeds.

Bloom

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Jack Spruill

Bloom & Leaves

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Jack Spruill

Root System

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Jack Spruill

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plant


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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