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Youngia japonica



Not native to Florida


Common to disturbed sites throughout most of the peninsula and scattered panhandle counties. Native to Asia, this invasive is now found from Texas, throughout the southeast, and north into Pennsylvania, plus Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Yellow flowers of 10-25 ray florets, upper stem glabrous, lower stem minutely pubescent, with few small cauline leaves. Basal leaves petiolate, oblanceolate, pinnately lobed, up to 5 cm ( 2 in.) wide and 3-15 cm (1-1/4 - 6 in) long.

Youngia japonica 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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