General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Creeping or twining vine.
N/A; a vine with stems to 5 feet or more in length.
Miami-Dade County; Cuba, Bahamas, and Puerto Rico (Mona Island only).
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained 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.
All year; peak spring-summer.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed.
Can become dormant aboveground for extended lengths of time. It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.