Flaveria linearis

Yellowtop

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Form: Upright to spreading herbaceous perennial usually 2 feet tall, possibly to 4 feet, and equally as wide
  • Leaves: Simple, opposite, entire to serrulate, linear with acute apices and cuneate bases, glabrous. Leaves variable in size, 3-7 cm long and 1/8-2 cm wide
  • Stem/Bark: Smooth, orange-red
  • Flower: Clusters of small (½ cm long) yellow campanulate, ray and disk flowers occur in corymbs at the tops of the plant and are produced in autumn and occasionally in spring
  • Fruit: Inconspicuous, a cone-shaped, ribbed achene
  • Comments: This Florida native attracts birds and butterflies, and is pest and drought resistant. Different forms may be found (short, narrow leaved or tall, bushy with wider leaves). There are only three native Flaveria species in Florida
  • Additional Resources:
    IFAS Document (pdf)
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
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