General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 8-12 inches in height with a basal rosette. Taller than broad when in flower.
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.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Wet to moist, periodically inundated freshwater or brackish soils.
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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
White or white tinged with pink.
All year; peak in spring.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday