General Landscape Uses:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 3-9 inches in height. Many plants may occur together forming large masses.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; Bahamas. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands, prairies and moist disturbed sites.
Moist to wet, well- to moderately-drained freshwater soils.
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:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
White to lavender and yellow.
All year; peak spring-summer.
Inconspicuous achene. All year.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for zarucco duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) butterflies.
Can be grown from seed.
Spreads readily from seed in the garden and may become a little weedy.