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Dalbergia ecastaphyllum

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Description: Evergreen

Dimensions: N/A; a clambering vine to 10 feet or more

Growth Rate: Moderate

Range: Peninsular Florida, West Indies, continental tropical America, and tropical Africa

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Soils: Moist, well-drained to occasionally inundated sandy or limestone soils

Nutritional Requirements: Medium to low

Salt Water Tolerance: Moderate

Salt Wind Tolerance: Secondary line

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Light Requirements: Full sun

Flower Color: White or white flushed with pink

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy

Flowering Season: Spring-summer

Fruit: Legume, mostly one-seeded

Wildlife and Ecology: Larval host plant for statira sulphur (Aphrissa statira) butterflies.

References: EDIS (UF)

Comments: Good incoastal locations

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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