Melanthera nivea

  • Family name: Asteraceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Erect to somewhat prostrate branching perennial with toothed opposite leaves and dense terminal clusters of small white flowers. Easy to cultivate. Tolerates dry to moist locations in sun to partial shade. Can be pruned to maintain more compact form. Flowers attract numerous butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Perennial
  • Flower: Terminal clusters of small white flowers
  • Bloom time: Year-round
  • Soil type: Moist to dry, well-drained, sandy or limestone soils
  • Maximum height: 6 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Easy to grow, showy and distinctive
  • Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: coastal uplands, hardwood forests, ruderal
  • County: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, De Soto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Moderate wateringModerate Watering

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