Crece al ras del suelo
Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, March 2015.
Perhaps the signature rare species of Hickory Nut Gorge, white irisette is a federally endangered species that is generally found in open woods, road banks, and trail edges. It prefers dappled sunlight over full sun and is often associated with amphibolite. Biggest threats are low reproduction rates and competition from exotic invasive species such as Microstegium vimineum. Where it occurs, it is often randomly scattered with clump sizes varying from one to twenty or thirty individuals. Known locations are Chimney Rock Mountain, Rumbling Bald Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Cane Creek/Pool Creek Mountain, World's Edge, and Roundtop Mountain with new locations being discovered pretty regularly. It does not seem to occur on the west end of the Gorge. Blooms from late-May to early-July.