Glandularia maritima

  • Family name: Verbenaceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Prostrate herbaceous perennial with opposite, lobed leaves and sparse spike-like clusters of small lavender flowers. Easy to cultivate. Requires full sun and well-drained soil. Drought and salt tolerant. Sprawling growth makes attractive groundcover. Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Flower: Flat-topped clusters of small lavender flowers
  • Bloom time: All year
  • Soil type: Well-drained, sandy soils
  • Maximum height: 8 inches tall
  • Candidate for home gardens: Colorful ground cover
  • Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Uncommon. Threatened in Florida.
  • Habitat: coastal uplands, pine flatwoods, hardwood forests, ruderal
  • Range in Florida
Full sunFull Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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