Pine-hyacinth
Clematis baldwinii
Ranunculaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

A somewhat rare understory wildflower in pinelands and prairies.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
Typically 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Endemic to peninsular Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Flagler, Marion and Levy counties.
Habitats:
Pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
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.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Lavender and pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Frank Ridgley, 2012
Flowering at Miami Metrozoo following
prescribed fire
Roger L. Hammer