Dyschoriste humistrata

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Swamp Twinflower

Acanthaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Size:About 0.5 ft
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, groundcover
Propagation:Division and seeds.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

Larval host for common buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Native Habitats:Forested areas around wetlands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures