Pityopsis graminifolia

silk-grass, silkgrass

Asteraceae (Compositae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 1-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Foliage can be attractive year-round as silvery-gray green. Also suitable for naturalizing. The foliage will spread into a small mat which can be used to some extent as a groundcover.
Considerations: Cut back after flowering to keep it neat.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


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Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, flatwoods, dry prairie, disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: