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Beach clustervine, Beach Jacquemontia
Jacquemontia reclinata

Copyright by: Kristen Finch
in cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida

General Landscape Uses: An extremely rare element of coastal uplands from Martin County south to Miami-Dade County.

Availability: Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.

Description: Prostrate to climbing vine.

Dimensions: N/A; a vine with stems to 3 feet or more in length.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern Florida from Jupiter Island in Martin County south to Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County.

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Habitats: Openings in coastal strand.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without significant injury.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Fall to spring.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides food for birds.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.

References: Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005).

Comments: See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida page (Chafin 2000).

Copyright by: Kristen Finch
in cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida

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