Pluchea spp.


Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Pluchea rosea, Pluchea foetida, Pluchea odorata

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: annual
Size: Height: variable, mostly 1-3 ft    Width: variable, mostly 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Moist wildflower garden. Grow as annuals.
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative for P. odorata
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic to circum-neutral


wildlife plant  
Attracts bees, wasps, and butterflies.
Native Habitats: Savannas, cypress glades, savannas, marshes, wet ditches, wet prairie.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

These pretty little plants are not typically grown, most likely because they are annuals or short-lived perennials and require moist settings.