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Dollarweed, Dollarleaf
Rhynchosia reniformis
Fabaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 3-6 inches in height. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to central Florida; disjunct in Miami-Dade County.
Habitats:
Pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained limestone or sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate 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-summer.
Fruit:
Small pod (legume).
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Roger L. Hammer