General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Twining, low climbing herbaceous vine.
N/A; a vine with stems to 5 feet or more in length.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Very rare in the Monroe County Keys from Key Largo to Big Pine Key and perhaps absent in the middle Keys; reported for Key West in the late 1800s.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to seasonally inundated freshwater or brackish soils.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt 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.
Can be grown from seed.