General Landscape Uses:
Wildflower and rock gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 1-4 inches in height. Spreading across the ground and forming small patches.
Southern United States south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Rare in the Monroe County Keys and perhaps absent from the lower Keys.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Pinelands and open disturbed sites.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Inconspicuous capsule with tiny black seeds.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for wildlife. Attracts bee pollinators.
Can be grown from seed and cuttings.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)
Can be ephemeral or even weedy in the garden.