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Coontie
Coontie

Featured Plant:

Coontie, Florida arrowroot (Zamia integrifolia)

Common cycad in pine rocklands of Miami-Dade. Also in Fla., Ga., Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands. Larval host for atala butterflies.

  • 1-4 feet tall
  • Slow growing
  • Will grow in nutrient poor soils, prefers some organic content
  • High drought tolerance
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Dioecious, with male and female flowers (cones) on separate plants
  • Brilliant orange seeds
  • If attacked by atala larvae it might be unsightly for an extended period

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Information from: Natives For Your Neighborhood - The Institute for Regional Conservation