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Pineland clustervine
Jacquemontia curtissii
Convolvulaceae


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.
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.


 


Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann