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Heterotheca subaxillaris

Dune Camphorweed

Scientific Name:

Heterotheca subaxillaris

Genus:

Heterotheca

Species Epithet:

subaxillaris

Common Name:

Dune Camphorweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial, Biennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October, November, December

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Coastal dunes and sand-flats (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial, Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant in Bloom

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Closeup of Bloom

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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