|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Background plant somewhere between a shrub and vine in character.|
|Considerations:||Weak--needs support. Can be aggressive in the home landscape.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Larval host for the Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi) and Snowberry clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis).
Attracts a variety of pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal hammocks, pine rocklands, coastal flats, disturbed forest edges.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Nice blog article by Florida Wildflower Foundation.|