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Pencilflower, Cheesytoes
Stylosanthes hamata
Fabaceae


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.
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.


 


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Shirley Denton