Field Snake Cotton

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 2-3 Ft.
Botanical Name Froelichia floridana
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland - Disturbed
Bloom Period June-September
Flower Color White

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Description

Widely distributed across the central and eastern half of the United States, except the far northeast, field snake cotton is found growing in dry, disturbed soils of open woodlands and grasslands. This annual, growing 2-3 feet tall, it is topped with white inflorescence from June-September. The spikelet turns to look like cotton, which gives it part of its name.

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