General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
Not uncommon in scrub and scrubby flatwoods and dry disturbed sites; less common in more mesic pinelands.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small annual or short-lived perennial herb with fine-textured leaves.
Typically 3-12 inches in height. About as broad as tall.
Eastern and southeastern United States west to Texas and Oklahoma and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Scrub, pinelands and open, disturbed sites.
Dry to moist, well-drained sandy 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.
Can be grown from seed.