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Largeflower false-rosemary
Conradina grandiflora
Lamiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also good for wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small shrub. Leaves needle-like, about 1/2-1 1/2 inches long, aromatic.
Dimensions:
Typically 2-3 feet in height. As broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Endemic to eastern peninsular Florida from Volusia county south to northeastern Miami-Dade County; very rare or perhaps extirpated in Miami-Dade County.
Habitats:
Scrub and scrubby flatwoods.
Soils:
Dry, 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:
Bluish to pale purple, spotted.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy, about 1/2" long. Fragrant.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous nutlet.
Comments:
It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.


 


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida
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Shirley Denton
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton