Sea Oxeye Daisy

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Sea Oxeye Daisy

Borrichia frutescens 

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.

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