Melanthera nivea

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Time: July, August, September, October, November

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, naturalizing, salt-spray tolerant

Melanthera nivea (snow squarestem)
  • Melanthera nivea (snow squarestem)
  • Melanthera nivea (snow squarestem)
  • Melanthera nivea (snow squarestem)
  • Melanthera nivea (snow squarestem)

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Description

Melanthera nivea

Also known as:

snow squarestem

,

white melanthera

,

snow melanthera

,

salt and pepper

Scientific Synonyms:

Bidens nivea, Melanthera carpenteri, Melanthera hastata

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MS, SC, TN

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL
  • Special Concern: KY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Melanthera squarestem
Species Melanthera nivea snow squarestem