General Landscape Uses:
Groundcover in open, dry areas; wildflower in pine rocklands.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
The gene pool of this species has been contaminted through hybridization with the exotic Lantana camara
. Pure populations could theoretically be restored in pine rocklands in Miami-Dade County.
Small shrub or woody groundcover.
1-2 feet; broader than tall.
Endemic to pine rocklands in southern Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained limestone 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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies and moths; provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed, but these may be genetically contaminated.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).