Lysiloma latisiliquum

wild-tamarind, false tamarind

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


PlantRealFlorida.org

FNPS provides this link to assist users in finding sources for native plants. In doing so, FNPS is not attesting to the accuracy of any information on the FANN webite. Some members of FANN may provide services that do not further the FNPS mission, and this link should not be considered to be an endorsement of any specific nursery, services that it provides that do not support the FNPS mission, or the quality of its products or services.

florida.plantatlas.usf.edu

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

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 40-60 (80) ft    Width: 30-50 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Attractive for its lacy foliage. Does well as a street tree.
Considerations: Fallen seed pods are messy, so use in a mulched landscape area.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Large Orange Sulfur (Phoebis agarithe), Mimosa Yellow (Eurema nise) and Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius).

Used by a variety of butterfly species for nectar.

Important habitat for native tree snails (Liguus fasciatus).
Native Habitats: This is generally a species of disturbed areas in and around tropical rockland hammock and pine rocklands.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other Comments:

It's a legume, so nitrogen fixation may help it survive in low nutrient soils.