SHYLEAF (Aeschynomene americana)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SHYLEAF (Aeschynomene americana)

a.k.a. Jointvetch

Aggressive but delicate member of the pea family. Can reach heights of 4 ft. “annual grazing crop
that can be cut for hay before maturity.”

Prolific seeds feed: quail, dove and turkey; attracts pollinators, grazed by deer.

Learn: http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_aeam.pdf

Larval host: Barred Yellow Butterfly (Eurema daira);’ Pale-edged Selenisa Moth (Selenisa sueroides)

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2805

My take: http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/in-a-wildlife-garden-it-isn%E2%80%99t-shy-at-all/

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