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Ernodea littoralis Sw.
Coughbush, Golden creeper
USDA Symbol: ERLI5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
FL Native Distribution:
S. FL coast Native Habitat:
High beach ridges; pinelands (var. angusta) USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), VI(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sterile, well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Drought resistant. Requires no special attention.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff