General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A common, but often inconspicuous, understory herb in pinelands and scrub.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herb with wirelike stems.
Typically 8-12 inches tall. Often sprawling and as broad as tall.
Endemic to Florida from Miami-Dade and Collier counties north to Brevard, Seminole, Orange, Polk and Hillsborough counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humusy top layer.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term 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.
Red and white or pinkish-white.