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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||Scrambling vine. Stems 6-10 ft or longer and can make mounds up to about 6 ft tall.|
|Life Span:||Annual to short-lived perennial|
|Fruit Color:||Brown legume|
|Phenology:||Annual to perennial. Can bloom year round. More likely to fruit in fall.|
|Habitats:||Coastal areas, flatwoods, disturbed areas.|
|Recommended Uses:||Naturalistic areas especially near the coast.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
Likely used as forage by species such as deer.
Larval host for cassius blue (Leptotes cassius), dorantes longtail (Urbanus dorantes), gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus), and long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus) butterflies.
Nectar source for gray hairstreak.
Attracts bees which are documented pollinators of the genus.