General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Medium to large annual herbaceous wildflower. Leaves 1-3 inches long, strongly scented when crushed.
Typically 2-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Widespread in the United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; northern Mexico.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands, open coastal areas and open, disturbed sites.
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy 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:
Secondary line; tolerates significant salt wind without injury, but usually is somewhat protected.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Inconspicuous achene. All year.
Easily grown from seed.
Spreads readily from seed in the garden and may become somewhat weedy.