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Largeflower false-rosemary
Conradina grandiflora
Lamiaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida
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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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida
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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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