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Corkwood, Water toothleaf
Stillingia aquatica
Euphorbiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small to medium herb-like shrub.
Dimensions:
Typically 2-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Habitats:
Marshes, swamps and wet pinelands.
Soils:
Moist to seasonally inundated, well-drained limestone or calcareous soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well 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:
Yellowish-green.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Shirley Denton