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Creeping Leafstalk Grass
Also known as Pharus glabra
|Size:||About 3ft tall.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|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:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
Likely dispersed by birds or mammals (https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/154505794.pdf).
|Native Habitats:||Limestone influenced hammocks including Indian mounds.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Listed as Endangered in Florida. Also found in Central and South America and parts of the Caribbean.
This species has only recently begun to be cultivated in Florida. Expect this information to be upgraded as more is learned. Right now the only native nursery that we know of that is growing this species is Green Isles Gardens near Clermont, FL.