Sea Oxeye Daisy
Range/Geographical Distribution: Along the coast from Maryland to Texas.
Habitat: Saltwater and brackish water marshes.
Description: A shrub-like perennial plant with fleshy, oval, green/gray leaves.
Size: Can reach four feet in height.
Breeding: Flowers from June to August and the flowers have yellow rays with a brown/yellow disk. Fruits are small and inconspicuous.
Predators/Ecological Importance: Flowers provide nectar for many species of butterflies. Vegetation provides food for other insects and habitat for birds and small mammals.
Conservation Status: Listed as endangered in Maryland. Invasive species in Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Cuba.
Interesting Facts: The sea oxeye daisy can live for more than five years.
On the Coast: Sea oxeye daisies may be seen in the high marsh along the Georgia coast.