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Marshallia graminifolia

Grassleaf Barbara's-button

Scientific Name:

Marshallia graminifolia

Genus:

Marshallia

Species Epithet:

graminifolia

Common Name:

Grassleaf Barbara's-button

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

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, http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250067162

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

"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

Flower

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Green Swamp, August 2010

Close-up of flowers from the side

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Green Swamp, August 2010

Plant in its habitat, wet pinelands and savannas.

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Green Swamp, August 2010

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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