General Landscape Uses:
Vine on trellises and fences. Wildflower and rock gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
Relatively common in pine rocklands and coastal uplands along the east coast.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Clambering or climbing vine.
N/A; a vine with stems 5 feet or more in length.
Moderate to fast.
Monroe County north along the east coast to Brevard County; West Indies, southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pine rocklands, hammock edges and coastal thickets.
Moist, well-drained limestone or sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
All year; peak in summer.
Paired slender pods that open on one side, 6-8" long. Dispersal is by wind.
Can be grown from seeds.
An attractive vining wildflower.