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Pineland clustervine
Jacquemontia curtissii
Convolvulaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Wildflower and rock gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Prostrate herbaceous or semi-woody wildflower.

Dimensions: About 3-6 inches in height. Stems spreading to 3 feet long or sometimes more.

Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.

Range: Endemic to South Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north and west to Collier and Hendry counties. Very rare or absent in Broward County; reported from but never vouchered at Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area. Briefly naturalized in Martin County, where not native.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands and prairies.

Soils: Moist, well-drained limestone soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: 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.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: White or blushed with purplish-pink.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: All year; peak spring-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides food for birds. Nectar plant for Georgia satyr (Neonympha areolata) butterflies.

Comments: It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: George D. Gann


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