General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small succulent herb with short, erect stems.
About 3-6 inches tall. Usually taller than broad.
Monroe County Keys north along the west coast to Charlotte County; disjunct in Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties; West Indies, Mexico and South America. Rare in the Monroe County Keys. In Miami-Dade County, collected once in the early 1900s in a pineland just south of the Miami River.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Open coastal areas.
Moist, well-drained to periodically inundated brackish sandy or limestone soils.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Semi-showy, open in morning.
Inconspicuous capsule with tiny black seeds.
Can be grown from seed and cuttings.