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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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 Erythrina herbacea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean
Origin: Mexico and southern USA
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousThorny or spinySeaside, salt tolerant plant

This plant has compound leaves with three leaflets, showy scarlet blossoms in spring, followed by large beans which split to reveal bright red seeds in summer and fall. In nature can be found in a forest or natural area in open sandy woods and clearings; weedy in disturbed areas along roadsides, naturalized; landscape as cultivated herbaceous flowering shrub. Seeds are poisonous, but young leaves and flowers may be cooked and safely eaten.


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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Erythrina herbacea, Coral tree, Coral bean, Cardinal-spear, Cherokee-bean

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Coral tree. Bright dark pink flowers in late winter - spring. Can be trimmed as compact shrub or used for bonsai.
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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

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