Tripsacum floridanum

Florida gamagrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      green
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Informal borders.
Considerations: Can get messy after cold spell.
Propagation: Seed or division of clumps.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: neutral to alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Seeds are eaten by birds. Larval host for Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus).
Native Habitats: Pine rockland. Also cultivated. Dry sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B