BLACKROOT (Pterocaulon pycnostachyum)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BLACKROOT (Pterocaulon pycnostachyum)

Big with Butterflies for nectar.

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

Larval host: Everlasting Bud Moth (Eublemma minima) (source: http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Blackroot_Pterocaulon_pycnostachyum.pdf)

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Pterocaulon

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2041

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