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Pinklet
Stenandrium dulce
Acanthaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Basal rosette to about 1 inch in height; to 4 inches when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Peninsular Florida from Miami-Dade and Collier counties scattered north to Indian River, Osceola, Sumter and Citrus counties; southern Texas, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands and marl prairies.
Soils:
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained to well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
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.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
In habitat, Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve, Florida
Keith A. Bradley
In habitat, Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve, Florida
Chuck McCartney, 2000
In habitat, Hillsboro Pineland, Florida