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Wild pennyroyal
Piloblephis rigida
Lamiaceae
 

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.

Availability: Native plant nurseries in central and northern Florida.

Description: Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 6-24 inches in height. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; northern Bahamas.

Plant Map 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.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: 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.

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

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Light purplish.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: All year.

Fruit: An inconspicuous aggregate of nutlets.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for butterflies.


Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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