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Garberia heterophylla

Garberia

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Threatened Florida species

Lake Co. FL 11/05/08
Lake Co. FL 11/05/08
Lake Co. FL 11/05/08
Lake Co. FL 11/05/08
Lake Co. FL 11/05/08
Lake Co. FL 11/05/08
Volusia Co. FL 01/22/10
Ocala National Forest 11/06/04

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A small shrub of sand pine-oak scrub only in central Florida from Clay to Highlands County.
This woody, perennial evergreen shrub can grow up to 3.5m (~7 ft.) tall, but usually seen less than half that height. The tiny tubular violet flowers appear in showy clusters from summer into early winter. Leaves are grayish-green, alternate and obovate.
This is apparently the only species of Garberia - at least in North America. Although it is listed as a state threatened species due to habitat loss, Garberia heterophylla is noticeable from the roads passing through the Ocala National Forest when in bloom.

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Garberia heterophylla is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.


Date record last modified: Nov 05, 2020


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