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Rockland twinflower, Pineland snakeherb
Dyschoriste angusta
Acanthaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Wildflower and rock gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Fairly common in pinelands on the Miami Rock Ridge; rarer elsewhere.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries. Available at Indian Trails Native Nursery in Lake Worth (561-641-9488).
Description:
Small fine textured wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 4-8 inches in height. Often taller than wide, but spreading and forming small open patches.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Collier counties, then rare and scattered to the north in Lee, Highlands, Polk, Hernando and Wakulla counties; Bahamas. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Habitats:
Pinelands and prairies.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained limestone or sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Blue or purple.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy, 1/4" wide..
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Possible larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia) butterflies, which utilized the closely related D. oblongifolia.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


George D. Gann
in habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2013
Roger L. Hammer
Chuck McCartney
Keith A. Bradley