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Beach clustervine
Jacquemontia reclinata
Convolvulaceae


General Landscape Uses:

An extremely rare element of coastal uplands from Martin County south to Miami-Dade County.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description:
Prostrate to climbing vine.
Dimensions:
N/A; a vine with stems to 3 feet or more in length.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern Florida from Jupiter Island in Martin County south to Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County.
Habitats:
Openings in coastal strand.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Fall to spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Kristen Finch
in cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer