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PlantFiles: Corkwood or Water Toothleaf
Stillingia aquatica

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stillingia (stil-LING-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: aquatica (a-KWA-tee-kuh) (Info)

Category:
Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Chartreuse/Yellow
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Nov 16, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant grows in depression marshes, ditches and freshwater ponds. It is a fairly common native plant found in the Everglades. It is used in native medicine.

Similar in appearance to Stillingia sylvatica, this one only grows in very wet areas and is much taller. It tends to grow on a single stem with only a few leaves near the top. The leaf margins are not entire, but appear to have tiny glands.



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