Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet butterfly gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Annual creeping herbaceous grass.
About 6-18 inches tall. Often floating on water and forming large patches.
Eastern and central United States west to Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas and south to Central Florida and then along the west coast to Collier County; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Reported but never verified from Fern Forest Nature Center in Broward County.
Swamps and sloughs.
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.