General Landscape Uses:
Groundcover in sunny moist soils. Wildflower gardens.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Medium herbaceous grass.
About 2-3 feet in height. About as broad as tall, or somewhat broader.
Eastern, central and southern North America, and scattered nearly throughout Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Mexico.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and open, disturbed sites.
Moist to wet, 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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Can be grown from seed.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)