General Landscape Uses:
An extremely rare element of coastal uplands from Martin County south to Miami-Dade County.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida. Available in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants
Prostrate to climbing vine.
N/A; a vine with stems to 3 feet or more in length.
Southeastern Florida from Jupiter Island in Martin County south to Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County.
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.
Openings in coastal strand.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
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 injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Fall to spring.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).