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Baccharis halimifoliaBaccharis halimifolia

high-tide bush, groundsel tree, sea myrtle

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES


Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Aug.-Sept.; white
Fruit: Oct.-Nov.; silvery white; achene (dry, flat seed)
Fall color: purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 7-8.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic
Flood depth: 0-6"
Salinity: 0-15 ppt


salt or brackish marshes, fresh tidal marshes and ditches, shores, dunes

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD DE PA NY VA


Songbird Waterfowl *


volunteers in disturbed places; shallow, lateral roots; tolerates flooding to 6"; tolerates salinity to 15 ppt

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004