Jun. 25, 2019

bushy seaside tansy, Borrichia frutescens

Part of the appeal of these seaside tansies is the pale fuzzy leaves. It's a little hard to picture putting that fuzz in your mouth, but many have. In more needy times, these were a popular green and vegetable. Seaside tansies are salt loving, and can mostly be seen close to the shore. This one was near Flamingo Key in the Everglades. They grow in AL, FL, GA, LA, MD(X), MS, NC, SC, TX, VA, and south to the Yucatan. Miami-Dade Co FL, 3/21/16.