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Also known as Nama corymbosa
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Bright blue|
|Fruit Color:||Dark brown|
|Phenology:||Spring blooming; winter dormant|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Moist wildflower gardens.|
|Propagation:||Division, seeds, cuttings. Spreads naturally by rysomes.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Specialty providers|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|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, Organic material (muck), Lime rock, Sand|
|Native Habitats:||Marshes and swamps|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
The species is hermaphroditic (monecious), meaning flowers have both male and female reproductive structures on the same plant.
This is a near-endemic meaning that it occurs mostly in Florida with a few outlying populations in Georgia and South Carolina.