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Everglades Keys false buttonweed
Spermacoce terminalis

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Spermacoce (sperm-a-KOH-see) (Info)
Species: terminalis (term-in-AL-iss) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 7, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Endemic to South Florida from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin, Hendry and Collier counties. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key. Very rare or perhaps extirpated in Broward County.