Piloblephis rigida

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

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Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms all year but most abundantly in spring.
Habitats:Scrubby flatwoods, scrub, dry flatwoods, dry prairie, sandhill, ruderal.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, groundcover.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



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).