Plectritis congesta

Topped with a cluster of pink flowers, this annual plant often forms showy blankets in a variety of garden conditions. Blooms April to June.

Rosy plectritis © M. Newman
Rosy plectritis © M. Newman (1)
Seablush_plectritus_congesta_1_Jennifer McNew, BLM wikimedia commons
  • Rosy plectritis © M. Newman
  • Rosy plectritis © M. Newman (1)
  • Seablush_plectritus_congesta_1_Jennifer McNew, BLM wikimedia commons

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Bottomland Forests
Wet Prairie
Can be found on coastal bluffs, rocky slopes, and meadows
Mature Height:
4" to 2 ft
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
thin upland soils or wet prairies
Special Uses:
drought tolerant; key nectar species for Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly.