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Water pimpernel, Limewater brookweed
Samolus ebracteatus
Primulaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 8-12 inches in height with a basal rosette. Taller than broad when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Monroe County Keys north to Breward County and west to Texas; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Rare in the Monroe County Keys.
Habitats:
Brackish marshes.
Soils:
Wet to moist, periodically inundated freshwater or brackish soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White or white tinged with pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year; peak in spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton