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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||3-4ft, spreads broadly by rhisomes.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Basin marsh (maidencane marsh), ponds, streams, sloughs, swamps, wet disturbed sites, sandhill. This species may become domininant in wetlands with reduced hydroperiods relative to historic conditions and in natural wetlands with highly variable hydroperiods.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shoreline stabilizer or plant as cover in a pond. Can tolerate wide water level fluctuations. Frequently used in marsh restoration and wetland creation projects.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Provides cover for small fish and aquatic invertebrates.
Seeds eaten by some birds and small animals.
Larval host for clouded skipper (Lerema accius) and Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan) butterflies.