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Dollarweed, Dollarleaf
Rhynchosia reniformis
Fabaceae
 

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 3-6 inches in height. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to central Florida; disjunct in Miami-Dade County.

Plant Map 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.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained limestone or 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: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-summer.

Fruit: Small pod (legume).

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer


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