General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Prostrate herbaceous wildflower.
About 3-6 inches in height. Creeping along the ground and forming small, open patches.
Endemic to Florida from the Monroe County Keys north to Columbia County. In South Florida, very rare outside of Miami-Dade County. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and scrub.
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Flat, hairy pod (legume).
Can be grown from seed.