Stemodia lanata (syn. S. tomentosa) - Wooly stemodia
About twenty-three species of Stemodia are native to warm regions of North and South
America. Wooly stemodia is native to southern Texas and northern Mexico. It grows
to only a few inches tall and serves well as a groundcover in dry gardens. As
long as the soil is well-drained, it seems to tolerate Florida’s rain and humidity. The foliage is
fine-textured and silvery-gray. Tiny lavender flowers appear throughout the
See plants on the bank of pond ‘H’ behind building 6.
Spreading herbaceous perennial that grows to only a few inches tall.
Light: full sun
Water: very drought tolerant
Soil: a well-drained soil, no other special requirements
This plant is cold hardy in northeast Florida. It requires a well-drained soil and
thrives in dry, sunny sites.