General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A somewhat rare understory wildflower in pinelands and prairies.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Endemic to peninsular Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Flagler, Marion and Levy counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
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.
Lavender and pink.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed.