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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Bottomland floodplains and inundated river levees, lake swamps, rarely on non-wetland portions of floodplains.
|Full Sun, Part Shade
always floodedextremely dry
|Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
|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
- Acorns appreciated by squirrels, deer, turkey, and other wildlife
- Used by birds for resting and nesting
- Said (by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlflower Center) to attract water fowl
Host plant for the White-M Hairstreak and Horace's Duskywing butterflies.