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Blue porterweed, Joee Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
General Landscape Uses:
Groundcover in open, dry areas. Also wildflower gardens.
Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions: About 1-3 feet in height. Generally broader than tall.
Growth Rate: Fast.
Its native range in South Florida is obscured, but almost definitely native to the Monroe, Dade, Collier and Lee counties, and possibly Broward and Palm Beach counties; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Widely cultivated and likely spreading naturally due to climate change and through cultivation.