High Tide Bush

Baccharis halimifolia

Baccharis halimifolia (Eastern Baccharis, commonly called groundsel bush, consumption weed, cotton-seed tree, groundsel tree or silverling) is a fall flowering evergreen perennial plant of the genus Baccharis which is commonly found in the southeastern United States, although it may be found as far north as Maine. It is typically found in coastal plains and wet areas. It is dioecious -- male and female flowers are found on separate plants.

B. halimifolia is an invasive species along the coast of southern Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.

Habitat:
Grows at edges of marshes, rear dunes and open woods, vacant fields and deserts.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous many-branched shrub, upright, grows to 4.6 m in height, forming dense thickets.
Bloom Time:
Late summer.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA LA MA MD MS NC NJ NY OK PA RI SC TX VA