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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Bejaria racemosa [= Befaria racemosa]

Tarflower, Flycatcher, Flyweed

Scientific Name:

Bejaria racemosa [= Befaria racemosa]

Genus:

Bejaria

Species Epithet:

racemosa

Common Name:

Tarflower, Flycatcher, Flyweed

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Habitat Description:

Pine flatwoods. Native to SC, GA, AL, and FL.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

The sticky flowers attract and sometimes trap insects.
References vary on the blooming period, from late winter into summer.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BERA3

Florida Native Plant Society: https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/bejaria-racemosa



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