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.
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.