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Poitea sp., Retama prieta
Poitea florida

Poitea sp.

Retama prieta
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: West Indies
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Poitea florida is endemic of Puerto Rico. Known as "Retama prieta". Adaptable to various climatic conditions throughout the island of Puerto Rico - from inland up to the coast, from extremely dry to moderate rainfall. Very showy when it blooms. Looks like an open umbrella with tiny flowers that can be red or pink (purplish).

Poitea (Sabinea) cardinalis - Caribwood It is endemic to the island of Dominica, West Indies. This species is insufficiently known. This beautiful plant, long honored as the National Flower of Dominica, was finally legislated as the National Flower, along with the Coat of Arms and National Flag in 1978. There are red and pink flowering varieties.


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Poitea sp., Retama prieta
Poitea florida
Poitea sp., Retama prieta
Poitea florida


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