General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small creeping annual herb.
Typically 1-3 inches in height. Spreading and forming small mats much broader than tall.
Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Cuba, Central America and South America. Perhaps extirpated in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly drained organic or sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
White or faintly bluish white.