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Brownhair snoutbean
Rhynchosia cinerea
Fabaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Prostrate herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 3-6 inches in height. Creeping along the ground and forming small, open patches.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Endemic to Florida from the Monroe County Keys north to Columbia County. In South Florida, very rare outside of Miami-Dade County. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.
Habitats:
Pinelands and scrub.
Soils:
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Flat, hairy pod (legume).
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton