|Great purple hairstreak on a snow squarestem.|
The squarestem is a perennial that dies to the ground each winter and over winters with a ring of basal leaves. It can tolerate poor soil, drought, and some salt spray, which are all important traits for much of its range, particularly here in Florida. Its range includes most of the SE US, according to the USDA.
Read more on my post over on the Beautiful Native Plant blog: Snow squarestem: a bee and butterfly magnet.
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