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Garberia heterophylla


Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Threatened Florida species

A small shrub of sand pine-oak scrub only in central Florida from Clay to Highlands County.
This woody, perennial evergreen shrub can grow up to 3.5m (~7 ft.) tall, but usually seen less than half that height. The tiny tubular violet flowers appear in showy clusters from summer into early winter. Leaves are grayish-green, alternate and obovate.
This is apparently the only species of Garberia - at least in North America. Although it is listed as a state threatened species due to habitat loss, Garberia heterophylla is noticeable from the roads passing through the Ocala National Forest when in bloom.

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Garberia heterophylla is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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