General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small creeping perennial herb.
Typically 1-3 inches in height. Spreading and forming small mats much broader than tall.
Georgia and Florida south to Broward and Collier counties. Perhaps extirpated in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands, marshes and swamps.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly drained organic or sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well 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.
Full sun to light shade.
Blue violet, mottled.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday