Blue butterwort, Blueflower butterwort
Pinguicula caerulea
Lentibulariaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 1-2 inches in height; to 10 inches when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands.
Soils:
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained acid 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:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Winter-spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
Comments:
It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton