Borrichia arborescens (L.) DC.

Tree Seaside Tansy, Silver Sea-oxeye Daisy

Family: Compositae

Genus: Borrichia

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 10a +?

Size: To 4' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leaves opposte, thick, leathery, grey-green with a pointed tip, to 4" long. Yellow daisy-like flowers in spring and summer. Multistemmed, dense form. Grows at the seashore.


Native to Florida and the Caribbean.

Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 5: 489 in 1836.

Basionym Buphthalmum arborescens L. - Linnaeus cites Chrysanthemum Bermudense Leucoii foliis virentibus crassis (Pluk. Alm. 102) as does Catesby in his Natural History Volume I plate 93.

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