General Landscape Uses:
An extremely rare element of coastal uplands from Martin County south to Miami-Dade County.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida. Available in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants
Prostrate to climbing vine.
N/A; a vine with stems to 3 feet or more in length.
Southeastern Florida from Jupiter Island in Martin County south to Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Openings in coastal strand.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Fall to spring.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed.