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.
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.