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Blue butterwort, Blueflower butterwort
Pinguicula caerulea
Lentibulariaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 1-2 inches in height; to 10 inches when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Wet pinelands.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained acid sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: 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.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Blue.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Winter-spring.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Comments: It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida. See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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