Salt Marsh Fleabane

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SALT MARSH FLEABANE
Camphor weed, Cattle-tongue, Stinkweed, Sweet scent, Pluchea sp. - Asteraceae, Sunflower Family

DESCRIPTION
: Erect, scented, annual, multi-branched herbaceous flowering sub-shrub
Height: To 5 feet
Flowers: Pink, violet/lavender purple, in
numerous flat heads 1/2 inch tall,
late spring through fall
Fruit: Small achene
Foliage: Green, oval shaped 6 inches long
and 2 1/4 inches wide
Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS
:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Any
Drainage: Poor
Water: Moist
Maintenance: Little needed
Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE
HABITAT: Moist soils throughout the Texas
coast

WILDLIFE
USE: Butterflies and birds.

COMMENTS
: This is a fragrant plant. Requires consistently moist soil, do not let dry out between waterings.


 

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