General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
Somewhat common in pine rocklands and marl prairies in Miami-Dade County; less abundant elsewhere.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceus wildflower.
Basal rosette about 2-4 inches in height; to 6-12 inches when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Endemic to South Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Martin and Lee counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and marl prairies.
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.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Inconspicuous capsule, explosively dehiscent.