Carphephorus carnosus

bald-headed carphephorus, pineland chaffhead

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      purple
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden,
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts many butterflies and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Low sites. Cutthroat seeps, hydric to wet-mesic pine flatwoods, savannas, seep slopes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Endemic to Florida.