Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 3-6 inches in height. About as broad as tall.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to central Florida; disjunct in Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained limestone or sandy 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.
Small pod (legume).
Can be grown from seed.