General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 3-9 inches in height. Spreading and forming small open patches broader than tall.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Very rare and sporadic in South Florida outside of Miami-Dade County. In Broward County, known only from Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy or 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.
White to pink.
Small pod (legume).
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for northern cloudywing (Thorybes pylades).
Can be grown from seed.