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Corkwood, Water toothleaf
Stillingia aquatica
Euphorbiaceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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