Hymenopappus Species, Carolina Woollywhite, Old Plainsman, Wild Cauliflower

Hymenopappus scabiosaeus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hymenopappus (hy-men-oh-PAP-pus) (Info)
Species: scabiosaeus

Category:

Biennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Lipan, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 14, 2012, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I transplanted about 8 plants from a roadside patch into my yard about 5 years ago, and since then, they have spread abundantly. They are in a semi-shaded area in acidic sandy loam. Some are in full sun, while others have taken root in full shade. Very drought hardy. The patch is large now and was very showy this past spring in spite of last year's severe drought. When not in bloom, the silvery leaves make a pretty ground cover.

Positive

On Feb 5, 2008, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Woolly White, Old Plainsman, Wild Cauiliflower Hymenopappus scabiosaeus, is native to Texas and other States, and grows wild in a large area of Texas.

Positive

On Apr 10, 2006, WildeFrauen from Seguin, TX wrote:

the flowers smell like honey. Grows in the Sand Hills near Seguin, Texas

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