Pineland Clustervine (Jacquemontia curtisii)

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Jacquemontia curtissii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches to 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Other: Year round
Underground structures: Taproot
Miscellaneous: Endangered: Endemic to and endangered in Florida.

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Comments:
Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Aug 26, 2014 12:21 PM

Pineland Clustervine is a Florida native restricted to South Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north and west to Collier and Hendry counties. This is sometimes found in Martin County, but it is not native there. It is not native to any other portion of the US. It is listed as threatened.
Once this plant is established it does not require any supplemental watering; it is extremely xeric.
It is a nectar plant for the Georgia satyr butterfly.
Wind may burn the leaves of this plant, which is found in pinelands and prairies.
Best growth is in moist, well-draining limestone soils with no humus.
The fruit is an inconspicuous capsule.

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