Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
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Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for clouded skipper (Lerema accius) butterflies.
We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.