Common Name: Florida paintbrush
Latin Name: Carphephorus corymbosus
Habit: A perennial wildflower that grows to a height of three feet when in bloom.
Leaves: When not in bloom the leaves form a basal rosette of spatulate leaves. The stem leaves are alternate and elliptic in shape.
Flowers: Purple flowers appear in late summer and early fall with some occasionally blooming into early winter.
Habitat: Pinelands and dry habitats.
Landscape: It grows in full sun to part shade with average to dry soils.
Range: It is native to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
It grows in zones 8a to 10b.
Wildlife use: Florida paintbrush is a favorite nectar plant for butterflies and bees!