Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Erythrina herbacea Linnaeus. Coral Bean, Cardinal-spear, Colorín. Phen: May-Jul; Jul-Sep. Hab: Maritime forests, dry sandy woodlands, hammocks, longleaf pine sandhills. Dist: Se. NC south to FL, west to se. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Nesom (2016e); > Erythrina arborea – S; < Erythrina herbacea – Ar, Fl3, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, SE3, Tx, WH3, Isely (1998); >< Erythrina herbacea – S

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