General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
Most typically an understory herb in brackish marshes along the coast.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Erect medium wildlflower with wiry zigzag stems.
About 1-3 feet in height. Taller than broad.
Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade County north along the west coast to the Franklin County; Bahamas and Cuba.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Marshes and pinelands, often in brackish soils.
Wet to moist, periodically inundated brackish, sometimes freshwater, 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.
Pale blue or whitish.
The zigzag stem of this species is quite noticable.