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Erythrina herbacea

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 4'-6'

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Bloom Color: red

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: attracts hummingbirds, drought tolerant, fall interest, ornamental foliage, poisonous, showy fruit

Erythrina herbacea (red cardinal)
  • Erythrina herbacea (red cardinal)
  • Erythrina herbacea (red cardinal)
  • Erythrina herbacea (red cardinal)
  • Erythrina herbacea (red cardinal)

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Description

Erythrina herbacea

Also known as:

red cardinal

,

coral bean

,

Cherokee bean

Scientific Synonyms:

Erythrina arborea

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TX

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae Pea family
Genus Erythrina erythrina
Species Erythrina herbacea red cardinal