Yellow Joyweed

(Alternanthera flaavescens)

Native plant frequently found in the coastal hammocks of central & southern Florida. It is usually 3-12 inches high and the white to pale greenish-yellow flowers bloom throughout the year. Sometimes called chaff-flower, because of the papery scales between the small flowers. Several butterflies are drawn to the nectar of this plant, including the great southern white and long-tailed skipper. A tea made from the plant was used as remedies for flu, colds, and tiredness.

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