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|Size:||1-1.5 ft tall by to 1 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Retain if present. Interesting in a moist shade garden as its flowers form a small preacher in a pulpit.|
|Considerations:||Poisonous--contains calcium oxalate crystals.|
|Availability:||Seed, Specialty providers|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Pollinated by flies.
|Native Habitats:||Moist hammocks|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Native Americans gathered the fleshy corms as a vegetable and either dried them or cooked them to dissolve the calcium oxalate crystals.|
|General Comments:||The interesting flower shape reminded early settlers of someone standing in a pulpit.|