Pharus lappulaceus

Photo by Bunny Worth, Suncoast Chapter. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

QR code FNPSlogo

2002-2022, Copyright Florida Native Plant Society

Creeping Leafstalk Grass


Also known as Pharus glabra

Plant Specifics

Size:About 3ft tall.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Phenology:Blooms April-September.
Habitats:Limestone influenced hammocks including Indian mounds.


Recommended Uses:
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand


Likely dispersed by birds or mammals (