General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Basal rosette to about 1 inch in height; to 4 inches when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
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.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet pinelands and marl prairies.
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained to 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.