General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. It can also be used as a groundcover in water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A relatively common element of a wide variety of freshwater wetlands.
Grown by a few native plant nurseries.
Small creeping wildflower. Leaves aromatic when crushed.
Typically 3-6 inches in height or less. Spreading and forming large patches.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Freshwater marshes, swamps and pond margins.
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated organic, sandy or calcareous soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Can be grown from cuttings and division.
The leaves are lemon-scented. See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday