Widespread in North America south to Palm Beach and Collier counties, but rare and scattered in the southernmost parts of its range; naturalized in Hispaniola.
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Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Full sun to light shade.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides nectar for birds.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)
We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page. See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday