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Pencilflower, Cheesytoes
Stylosanthes hamata
Fabaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: A common weed. Not generally recommended for the garden.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Range: West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; probably introduced in South Florida.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Open, disturbed areas.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: All year.

Wildlife and Ecology: Larval host plant for barred yellow (Eurema daira) and gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) butterflies.

Comments: May be occasionally mowed or bear light foot traffic.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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