Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Florida
General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 12-18 inches in height. Erect or spreading and forming small patches as broad or broader than tall.
Endemic to South Florida from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin, Hendry and Collier counties. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key. Very rare or perhaps extirpated in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and prairies.
Moist, well-drained limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Can be grown from seed.
It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.