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Yellow Buttons (Balduina angustifolia)

yellow buttons

>Yellow buttons, in the aster family, occurs in dry habitats throughout Florida, and is often common in scrub. It reaches about 3' in height. Yellow buttons is one of very few annuals in scrub. Most scrub plants are perennial, with enlarged roots or other underground structures enabling them to sprout back after being burned to the ground in lightning-caused fires. Those that don't resprout maintain a "bank" of seeds in the soil (or on the tree in the case of sand pine). A few weeks after a fire the scrub sometimes erupts with yellow buttons when thousands of seeds germinate at once. A stand of yellow buttons in bloom can stun with its brilliant beauty.


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