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Water dropwort, Water cowbane
Tiedemannia filiformis
Apiaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildlfower and butterfly gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower with wiry stems.

Dimensions: About 2-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; Bahamas and Cuba.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly 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: White.

Flower Characteristics: Showy inflorescence.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: A pair of inconspicuous carpels pendent from a supporting axis.

Wildlife and Ecology: Larval host plant for black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) butterflies.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley


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