Paronychia rugelii

Sand Squares


Synonyms:  Buinalis rugelii

wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 8-12 inches    Width: 8-12 inches
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: This low growing plant is a good ground cover
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative
Availability: Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.5 to 7.6


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: woodlands, flat pinewoods, sandhill, scrub, disturbed areas in the coastal plain

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: