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|Size:||2-3 ft tall by 1 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||This is a wetland plant. It can form dense patches making good groundcover in wet areas.|
|Propagation:||Seed, nursery grown plants, division.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
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:||Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Eaten by wood ducks and other foraging birds.
Nectar plant for hairstreaks and other insects esp. bees and flies, but apparently mostly wind pollinated. Reported to be liked by dragonflies for perching.
|Native Habitats:||Shallow water of streams, swamps, wet forests, ditches.|
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:||Both the common and scientific genus names refer to the lizard-like shape of the drooping flower head.|