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Pencilflower, Cheesytoes
Stylosanthes hamata
Fabaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger Hammer 2020, Larry and Penny Thompson Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA

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.

Plant Map 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) butterflies.

References: A Gardner's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

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


Copyright by: Roger Hammer 2020, Larry and Penny Thompson Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Susan Lerner, cultivated at Pan's Garden, Town of Palm Beach, Florida, USA.


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