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|Size:||To 5 ft tall by To 5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen or border plant.|
|Availability:||FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very 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|
Fruit is eaten by birds and other animals.
Flowers attract pollinators. Documented bee visitors include Agapostelnon splendens, Azcgochlorella aurata, Augochloropsis anonyma, A. metallica, A. sumnptuosa, Dialictus coreopsis, D. miniatulus, D. nymphalis, D. placidelzsis, Halictus ligatus, Megachile albitarsis, M. brevis pseudobrevis, M. mendica, Apis mellifera, Bombus impatiens and B. pennsylvanicus (Deyrup et al. 2002).
|Native Habitats:||Scrub, high pine with reduced fire frequencies, scrubby flatwoods.|
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:||This is a Florida endemic associated with dunes and scrub, both ancient and modern.|