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PlantFiles: Brownhair Snoutbean
Rhynchosia cinerea

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhynchosia (rin-KOH-see-a) (Info)
Species: cinerea (sin-EER-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jul 10, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The tri-foliate Brownhair Snoutbean is frequently found in sandhills and scrubs throughout the peninsula of Florida. It is the only Rhynchosia species endemic to Florida.

It is trailing or prostrate. The corolla is shorter than the calyx. The petioles are pubescent.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida



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