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Poverty Weed

Baccharis neglecta
False Willow, Baccharis, Roosevelt Weed
3

6 feet
3

6 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Deer Resistant
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Full sun. Nearly evergreen, with narrow willow-like leaves and airy foliage. Greenish flowers and silvery seedheads appear in autumn, ascending in plumelike boughs. It was once widely planted to prevent erosion (as nicknames like Roosevelt Weed and New Deal Weed attest.) It’s one of the first pioneers in any abandoned farm field and you’re more likely to encounter it as a weedy volunteer than for sale in a nursery; it spreads quickly in any disturbed soil. Consider retaining it in native landscapes, alleyways and other edges for instant wildscaping. It attracts birds and butterflies.

Maintenance

None required, but can be cut back as needed in winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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