Berlandiera subacaulis

common greeneyes, Florida greeneyes

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: 1 to 1.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Small specimen plant.
Propagation: Root division, seed. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: 5.1 - 7.5


wildlife plant  
Attracts many different kinds of pollinators - bees, wasp, and butterflies.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, dry flatwoods, upland mixed forests, ruderal sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Even small plants can have large tap roots that run deep, but are easily transplanted. Endemic to Florida.