Pentalinon luteum

wild allamanda, hammock viperstail


Synonyms:  Urechites lutea

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3 - 12 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Grow on a trellis, fence, or post. Blooms spring through fall.
Propagation: Establish from seed or cuttings.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host of the polka dot wasp moth (Syntomeida epilais), but there is a question whether or not that's a native moth. It's the moth that defoliates oleander and desert rose plants.
Native Habitats: Pine woods, coastal hammocks, edges of coastal marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: