General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.
Grown by a few native plant nurseries in south and central Florida.
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Basal rosette 1-3 inches in height; up to 3 feet when in flower.
Southeastern United States south to Broward County and the Monroe County mainland. Very rare in Broward County, only known from Military Trail Natural Area.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes from South Florida north to southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, and Pasco counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Moist to dry pinelands.
Moist, well-drained sandy 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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies. Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects.
Can be grown from seed.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday