Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Light Requirements: Tolerates sandy, poor soil; drought tolerant
Soil/Moisture: Coarse texture; messy, loose appearance
Form/Texture: Fine textured
Inflorescence: Inflorescence in late summer then appears as reddish purple clouds and fades to soft brown
Comments: Dull green leaves
This species grows wild in Bayou George, FL and all over the panhandle in very poor sandy soil. The stems rise from the center stalk and are very fine. The bud and subsequent seed is about 2mm long, and the flower is nothing more than a minute dark red spot on the stems.