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Ernodea littoralis Sw.
Coughbush, Golden creeper
Synonym(s): Ernodea angusta, Ernodea littoralis var. angusta
USDA Symbol: ERLI5
A vine-like shrub with a low stem and long, curving branches. The narrow, fleshy leaves are less than an inch long and are glossy green. They appear in clusters on branches growing from prostrate stems. Some of the leaves become partially or completely yellow. Small white and pink flowers are followed by a yellow fruit.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: FL Native Distribution:
coast Native Habitat:
High beach ridges; pinelands (var. angusta)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sterile, well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Drought resistant. Requires no special attention.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || UPL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff