General Landscape Uses:
Native plant nurseries.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; Cuba, Mexico. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet pinelands and prairies.
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows 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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Can be grown by division.