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Savannah false-pimpernel
Lindernia grandiflora
Linderniaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small creeping perennial herb.

Dimensions: Typically 1-3 inches in height. Spreading and forming small mats much broader than tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Georgia and Florida south to Broward and Collier counties. Perhaps extirpated in Broward County.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands, marshes and swamps.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly drained organic or sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: 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 flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Flower Color: Blue violet, mottled.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: All year.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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