tree seaside tansy Asteraceae Borrichia
arborescens (L.) DC. symbol: BOAR2
Leaf: Evergreen, opposite or nearly so, simple, thick and leathery to nearly succulent, gray-green above and below, lanceolate to obovate, entire but with a pointed tip, 2-4 inches long, tufted at twig tips, aromatic.
Flower: Showy and daisy-like, one inch, with a yellow disk and yellow rays, the disk broader than the rays are long, abundant during spring and early summer, may produce some flowers during the rest of the year.
Fruit: Small, dark brown, needle-like achenes, 1/4 inch.
Twig: Gray to silvery green, slender, brittle, with a large white pith.
Bark: Gray-brown and smooth, becoming rough with age.
Form: A multistem, dense shrub that grows on seashores to a height of 4 feet.
Additional Range Information: Borrichia arborescens is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting.
External Links: USDA Plants Database - Horticulture Information
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)