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|Size:||3-5 ft tall by 3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Adapted to edge of marshes. Suited for use only where the hydrology matches its needs. Where present, protect by protection hydrology and water quality.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Aquatic ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic ----- 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:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)|
Foliage and seeds are food source for birds and mammals.
Attracts insect pollinators, especially bees. Bees include Colletes nudus and Coelioxys sayi plus the non-native Apis mellifera (honeybee), Bombus irnpatiens and Xylocopa micans (Deyrup et al. 2002).
|Native Habitats:||Cutthroat seeps, wet prairie, flatwoods marshes, margins of cypress 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
|General Comments:||Would be nice to see this used more in restoration, but the hydrology and substrate need to be correct.|