Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: FL and GA on the coastal plain. Ranges throughout central Florida (Wunderlin 1982). In the Florida panhandle, P. integrifolia is reported from Liberty to Dixie County (Clewell 1985); in south central Georgia in Lowndes, Cook, Lanier and Atkinson Counties (Jones and Coile 1988).
Comments: Dry pinelands (Wnderlin 1982). Sandy pine and oak woods (Cronquist 1980). Sandhills and coastal hammocks (Clewell 1988).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Palafoxia integrifolia is a herbaceous annual plant with pinkish-white disc flowers arranged in inflorescences. It has glossy, alternating leaves which are elogate on the lower portion of the stems and more linear at the top. The stems of P. integrifolia are less woody than other species of palafox, making it prone to drooping.
Taxonomy and etymology
P. integrifolia was described in 1842 by Thomas Nuttall. The generic name refers to José de Palafox y Melci, while the species name is derived from the Latin word integrifolius, meaning "having entire leaves". Polypteris integrifolia is a valid synonym.
Distribution and habitat
Like other Palafoxia species, P. integrifolia is attractive to birds and insects, which aid in pollination.
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- "Native Florida Wildflowers: Coastalplain Palafox - Palafoxia integrifolia". hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
- "Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". wildflower.org. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
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