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Chromolaena frustrata
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  • Eupatorium frustratum B.L.Rob.
  • Osmia frustrata (B.L.Rob.) Small

Chromolaena frustrata called Cape Sable false thoroughwort, or Cape Sable thoroughwort, is a rare North American species of flowering shrub in the sunflower family. It is found only in southern Florida, on the Florida Keys, inside Everglades National Park, and other nearby low-lying areas. It grows on coastal rock outcrops, the edges of hammocks, and other undisturbed sites at elevations less than 10 meters (33 feet) above sea level.

Chromolaena frustrata is a perennial herb rarely more than 25 cm (10 inches) tall. Flower heads are produced in groups of 2-6. The heads contain blue or lavender disc florets but no ray florets.

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