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Palafoxia feayi


Florida native

Endemic to Florida


This perennial herb or shrub is found in sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, scrub, sandy thickets and ruderal sites from Marion & Volusia counties south into the keys.
Feay's palafox has alternate ovate to narrowly elliptic evergreen leaves. The clusters of white to pale purple tubular flowers with dark anthers are few and are terminal on long stalks.
The genus is named for José de Palafox y Melci, Duke of Saragossa (1776-1847), a Spanish captain-general best known for his actions against Napolean in the Peninsular War. The species name honors Wiliam T. Feay M.D. (1803-1879), who collected plants in the southern United States.

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Palafoxia feayi 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 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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