Pyrrhopappus carolinianus

false dandelion

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Borkhausia caroliniana

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
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Considerations: Is often considered a weed.
Propagation: seeds
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: disturbed areas

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Cherokee used to make infusion, taken to purify blood.