|Photo by Eleanor Dietrich|
Manyflower beardtongue blooms late spring through early summer and occurs naturally in flatwoods, sandhills and ruderal areas. It attracts a number of pollinators and is the host plant for the Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton).
|Photo by Walter Taylor|
Family: Plantaginaceae (Plaintain family)
Native range: Nearly throughout Florida
Hardiness: Zones 8-10
Soil: Well-drained soils
Exposure: Full sun to minimal shade
Growth habit: 3-4+ feet tall
Garden tips: Manyflower beardtongue works well in wild or naturalistic settings as well more formal gardens. It can be propagated from cuttings and seeds, and also spreads on it own by reseeding and by producing "pups" from the main rosette.
Manyflower beardtongue seeds are available from the Florida Wildflower Cooperative.
Plants are often available at nurseries that specialize in native plants.Visit PlantRealFlorida.org to find a native nursery on your area.
To see where manyflower beardtongue occurs naturally, visit www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2353.