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Gray nicker-bean Caesalpinia bonduc
Copyright by: Kristen Finch, 2013 In habitat, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Florida
General Landscape Uses:
Thorny barriers. This can be very aggressive and is not recommended for general landscape use.
Ecological Restoration Notes: This is a common element of coastal strand and the edges of maritime hammocks, but more often than not it needs to be controlled at disturbed sites undergoing restoration.
Rarely grown by enthusiasts.
Description: A clambering vine with spiny stems and prickly leaves.
Dimensions: N/A; a clambering vine with stems to 25 feet.
Growth Rate: Fast to moderate.
Monroe County Keys north along the coasts to Volusia and Levy counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Old World.