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Also known as Amorpha herbacea var. herbacea
|Size:||3-4 ft tall by 3-4 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms spring-summer.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Can be used as a specimen plant in a sunny spot or as a moderately tall wildflower.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Larval host for silver spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) and southern dogface (Zerene cesonia) butterflies.
Attracts butterflies and pollinators, especially native bees.
|Native Habitats:||Pine rocklands and in marl prairies (trasverse glades).|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
A second subspecies, Amorpha herbacea subsp. crenulata is Endemic to Dade County. Considered to by Endangered by the State of Florida and by the USFWS.