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Water pimpernel, Limewater brookweed
Samolus ebracteatus
Primulaceae
 

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.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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

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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