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