SILVERLING (Baccharis glomeruliflora)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SILVERLING (Baccharis glomeruliflora)

dioecious, photo depicts female specimen.

Male specimens may cause allergies to those affected by pollen. (source: http://www.pollenlibrary.com/Specie/Baccharis+glomeruliflora/)

sometimes called: saltbush.

Works as a specimen shrub or can be pruned to create a hedge. Somewhat aggressive. Blooms in late fall, early winter, so important nectar source for pollinators when not a lot else is blooming. Great wildlife cover plant. Infusion of leaves can be used as a dye.

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Baccglom

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Baccharis+glomeruliflora

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=1033
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