General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
Somewhat common in pine rocklands and marl prairies in Miami-Dade County; less abundant elsewhere.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceus wildflower.
Basal rosette about 2-4 inches in height; to 6-12 inches when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Endemic to South Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Martin and Lee counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Pinelands and marl prairies.
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.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Inconspicuous capsule, explosively dehiscent.