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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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|Size:||1.5 to 3 ft tall.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Pale yellow, greenish yellow|
|Fruit Color:||Black, woody pods|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Plant dries and breaks off becoming a tumbleweed.|
|Habitats:||Flatwoods, sandhills and other upland open pinelands|
|Recommended Uses:||Treat as a small shrub even though this is not woody or use as a background plant in a wildflower garden.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Sand|
Deer and rabbits browse the foliage, and as a legume it provides nutritious, protein-rich food.
Larval host for wild indigo duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae) and Zarucco duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) butterflies.
Pollinated by bumble bees.