Snow squarestem
Melanthera nivea

snow squarestem

Normally under two feet tall.  The small white flowers are showy yet a bit sparse, although they make up for this by the number of butterflies that they attract.

Dry or moist soil in full sun will produce a compact plant that lasts for at least a year.   Some self seeding will occur yet it is well behaved.

A nice mix with blue key’s porterweed, salvia,  monarda or as a component of a pineland planting where beautyberry, sawpalmetto, low grasses and other pineland plants are used.

This  species is found throughout Florida and north to South Carolina.  There are other taller, up to six feet tall, or shorter local species including the six inch tall, mounding, Everglades squarestem.