Coastalplain Honeycombhead (Balduina angustifolia)

Educational Story

The Costalplain Honeycombhead, Balduina Angustifolia, is a member of the aster family which includes daisies and sunflowers.  It flowers during late summer and early fall. Its yellow flowers include both ray and disc florets and they bloom on slender, wiry stems.  It grows in sandy soils associated with pine flatwoods, scrub, and coastal ecosystems. Marvel at the detailed complexity of this flower as you imagine how a bee might see it as settles in to collect pollen and nectar from this important food source.

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Gardening Facts

Scientific Name: Balduina angustifolia
Common Name: Yellow Buttons, Honeycomhead
Description of facts and concepts: A fall-blooming perennial herb in the aster family that is an important food source for bees and butterflies.
Seed or division information: Reseeds in sandy open areas
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): All year
Ecoregion: Scrub, Scrubby flatwoods and Pinelands
Color of Flower: Bright yellow
Height: Up to 3 feet
Spread: 12-24″
Family: Asteraceae (aster or daisy)
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Acidic
Soil: Dry to Wet Dry and sandy
Light: Sun to Shade Full Sun
Zone 8B-10B