General Landscape Uses:
Occasionally grown by native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Southeastern United States south to Highlands County; disjunct and possibly extirpated in Collier County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Scrub, sandhills and other dry sites.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus
) and queen (Danaus gilippus
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday
page and Monarchs & Milkweed