Piloblephis rigida

Pennyroyal

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, groundcover.
Considerations:Short-lived: it tends to die back after a few years.
Propagation:
Availability:FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

Attracts butterflies and bees (Florida Wildflower Foundation Blog).  Documented bee visitors include Agapostemoiz splendens, Augochlorella aurata, Dialictus miiziatulus, D. nyinphalis and  Megachile brevis pseudobrevis (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Scrubby flatwoods, scrub, dry flatwoods, dry prairie, sandhill, ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:This is nearly endemic to Florida (there are a few documented occurrences in southeastern Georgia).