Dyschoriste oblongifolia

twinflower, oblongleaf twinflower


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5-1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      lavender
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Groundcover.
Considerations: While tolerant of dry soils, extended extremely dry periods are incompatible with keeping it as a landscape plant.
Propagation: Seed and divisions.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acid to neutral


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts many pollinators, especially bees. Larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia) butterflies
Native Habitats: Sandhill, flatwoods, upland mixed forest.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: