PlantsMelanthera→Snow Squarestem (Melanthera nivea)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Year Round
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 20, 2013 5:57 PM

Snow Squarestem is a native perennial here in the state of Florida; a bushy perennial with multi-branching stems and up to 2 1/2-inch rough, dark green, often 3-lobed leaves. The small round button-like flower head is 1/2 inch wide and composed of tiny tubular white disk-like flowers. Often found in habitats of coastal areas, disturbed sites, and open woodlands, this plant is a great choice for butterfly gardens.

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