Our Club Flower
(Piriqueta caroliniana) Urban
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.