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Pinklet
Stenandrium dulce
Acanthaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
In habitat, Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
In habitat, Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve, Florida

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 2000
In habitat, Hillsboro Pineland, Florida


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