General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A common, although usually inconspicuous, understory herb in pinelands and prairies.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower with silvery leaves.
Typically 2-4 inches in height. It sprawls or spreads across the ground forming small, open patches.
Southern United States west to Arizona and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. 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 and 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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Small globose capsule with brown seeds.