Yellowseed false-pimpernel
Lindernia dubia var. dubia
Linderniaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small creeping annual herb.
Height:
Typically 1-3 inches in height. Spreading and forming small mats much broader than tall.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Cuba, Central America and South America. Perhaps extirpated in Broward County.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands.
Soils:
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly drained organic or sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
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:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White or faintly bluish white.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
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plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sharp, Helen, Water-color sketches of American plants, especially New England, (1888-1910) [Helen Sharp]