General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A somewhat rare understory component of pine rocklands and mesic flatwoods.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower with fine textured foliage.
Typically 6-18 inches in height. Spreading and forming small, open patches.
Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
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 long-term 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.
Inconspicuous pod (legume).