Keystone Species – Many creatures depend on the nectar and seeds of this native shrub.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: North America from southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, eastern California (rarely distributed), Sonora and Baja California south into central Mexico at elevations above 1,500 feet.
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Size: 3′ x 3′
Watering: Moderate to low
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant, though well drained is best. Foliar chlorosis is not uncommon in soils that are chronically wet.
Temperature: Hardy to 10 degrees F
Pruning: None necessary
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar plant for native bees, butterflies and Hummingbirds. Provides seeds for birds (especially quail) and mammals. Host for Ceraunus Blue, Marine Blue, and Melipotis moths
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