General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
An occasional element in a variety of freshwater wetlands.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Medium herbaceous grass.
Typically 1-2 feet in height. Spreading by horizontal stems (stolons) and forming large patches.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and wet disturbed sites.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils and may become aggressive with excess nutrients.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Wildlife and Ecology:
The above ground flowers are sterile; fertile flowers are borne below ground on slender subterranean branches.
Can be grown by division.