Scaevola plumieri (L.) Vahl
Goodeniaceae (Goodenia Family)
USDA Symbol: scpl
This stout, succulent shrub ranges from 1-5 ft. in height. The succulent stems are sometimes trailing, forming dense clumps. Glossy, dark-green leaves are thick and fleshy appearing mostly in rosettes at branch tips. White flowers, borne in small clusters among the leaves, are followed by smooth, black fruit.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: FL , LA , TX
Native Distribution: S. FL coast; also the coasts of Bermuda, West Indies, Yucatan & Baja CA
Native Habitat: Sandy beaches; coastal dunes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy soil.
Conditions Comments: A hardy seaside plant. The Scaevola species commonly used by the landscape industry is Scaevola frutescens. It is native to Australia and differs from the native variety in that it is larger and has lighter green leaves.
PropagationDescription: Can be grown from seed which germinates in about six weeks. Trailing stems, which have rooted in the sand, can be detaching and transplanted.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Scaevola plumieri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scaevola plumieri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scaevola plumieri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-08-18
Research By: TWC Staff