Plant Details

Marshallia graminifolia

Grassleaf Barbara's-button

Scientific Name:

Marshallia graminifolia

Common Name:

Grassleaf Barbara's-button

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


NC Native



Bloom Color(s):

pink, rarely white

Size in Feet:

1 - 3

Bloom Time:

July - August - September - mid-October

Bloom Area:


Habitat Description:

Pine savannas (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Coastal Plain.

Marshallia graminifolia grows on the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from the Carolinas to Texas, often in bogs with pitcher plants, sundews, and orchids in open areas of pine savannas.” Flora of North America,

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


"In late summer and early fall, Grassleaf Barbaras Buttons puts out sweetly fragrant, white blooms above its tidy leaves. The rest of the year, its rosette of low-growing green foliage can provide foreground accents for other blooms...Water Use: Medium , High...Drought Tolerance: Low." Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center



Green Swamp, August 2010

Close-up of flowers from the side


Green Swamp, August 2010

Plant in its habitat, wet pinelands and savannas.


Green Swamp, August 2010


USDA PLANTS Database Record

Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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