General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in northern Florida.
Small carnivorous herb.
About 1-2 inches in height; 3-4 inches when in flower. About as broad as tall.
Southeastern United States north to Maryland and Delaware, west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer, acid pH.
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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Nearly inconspicuous, but semi-showy.
Wildlife and Ecology:
This is a carnivorous plant that captures insects with its sticky leaves.