General Landscape Uses:
Wildflower and rock gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 6-18 inches in height. About as broad as tall except when in flower.
Endemic to Florida from near the Georgia border south to Indian River and Lee counties; disjunct in Miami-Dade County. Very rare in South Florida outside of southern Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows 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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts butterfly and bee pollinators.
Can be grown from seed.
A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday