General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.
Native plant nurseries in central and northern Florida.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 6-24 inches in height. About as broad as tall.
Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; northern Bahamas.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term 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.
An inconspicuous aggregate of nutlets.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies.