Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
An occasional groundcover in mesic flatwoods.
Grown by a few native plant nurseries in South and Central Florida.
Small erect to sprawling wildflower with small fine-textured leaves.
Typically 4-8 inches in height, broader than tall.
Southeastern United States south to Indian River, Highlands and Collier counties. Records of this from southeastern Florida all appear to be Dyschoriste angusta.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Bluish or purplish.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia) butterflies.
Can be grown from seed.
Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann, 2017 In cultivation, Florida
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.