General Landscape Uses:
Native plant nurseries.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; Cuba, Mexico. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
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.
Wet pinelands and prairies.
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects.
Can be grown by division.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday
page. See a 2019 post on the Treasure Coast Natives
blog on pollination in narrowleaf blueeyed-grass.