General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A somewhat rare understory component of pine rocklands and mesic flatwoods.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower with fine textured foliage.
Typically 6-18 inches in height. Spreading and forming small, open patches.
Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
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, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Inconspicuous pod (legume).
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday