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Water pimpernel, Limewater brookweed
Samolus ebracteatus

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

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

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 8-12 inches in height with a basal rosette. Taller than broad when in flower.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Monroe County Keys north to Breward County and west to Texas; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Rare in the Monroe County Keys.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Brackish marshes.

Soils: Wet to moist, periodically inundated freshwater or brackish soils.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

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

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: White or white tinged with pink.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: All year; peak in spring.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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