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Our Club Flower
Piriqueta (Piriqueta caroliniana) Urban

club flower

Our Club Flower is the Piriqueta caroliniana which is actually an herb that is part of the Tunerna family.  It is an evergreen year-round flowering shrub that can tolerate the intense heat and sun of Florida.  This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.  Since it is drought-tolerant it is also suitable for xeriscaping.  It typically grows to be between 8 and 15 inches tall and has velvety stems that usually bear a single brilliant yellow flower.  Piriqueta blooms from midwinter to summer as the season permits.  It grows in dry areas on sandy soil from Florida to the Carolinas. It resembles the Yellow Alder which also grows in our gardens and is our District X flower.

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