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Ormosia monosperma, Sophora monosperma, Necklace Tree, Bead Tree

Ormosia monosperma, Sophora monosperma

Necklace Tree, Bead Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Caribbean
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowers

Ormosia monosperma - small tree having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots. Ormosia seeds are often used for jewelry and other decorative purposes, or as good luck charms. The seeds float and are occasionally found as "sea beans".

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