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Wild pennyroyal
Piloblephis rigida
Lamiaceae
 

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.

Availability: Native plant nurseries in central and northern Florida.

Description: Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 6-24 inches in height. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; northern Bahamas.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist to dry, well-drained sandy 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: Light purplish.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: All year.

Fruit: An inconspicuous aggregate of nutlets.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for butterflies.


Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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