General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also moist to wet wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Basal rosette about 1-3 inches in height; to 16 inches when in flower. Broader than tall except when in flower.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Wet pinelands and marl prairies.
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated sandy or calcareous soils, without humus.
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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts bee and butterfly pollinators. Provides seeds and insects for birds.
Can be grown from seed.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday