General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in northern Florida.
Small carnivorous herb.
About 1-2 inches in height; 3-4 inches when in flower. About as broad as tall.
Southeastern United States north to Maryland and Delaware, west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer, acid pH.
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.
Nearly inconspicuous, but semi-showy.
Wildlife and Ecology:
This is a carnivorous plant that captures insects with its sticky leaves.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday