Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Asterales: Asteraceae: Borricia frutescens
Common Name: Sea-ox-eye
County: New Hanover
Date: 30 March 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Near Fort Fisher
Keywords: Sea-ox-eye shrub yellow flower
Sea-ox-eye is native to borders of brackish and saline marshes from Florida through Texas and Mexico, north to eastern Virginia and the Anacostia River, DC. Bees and other insects obtain nectar and pollen from it flowers which bloom in July through October.
Justice, W. C. and C. R. Bell. 1968. Wild Flowers of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC. 217 pp. Page 203.