Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
12-25 ft. H x 10-20 ft. W
Pinkish-purple flower reminiscent of the pea family
Bloom Time Notes:
Deciduous, alternate, and heart-shaped; 3-5 inches long and wide.
2-3-inch-long, pea-like pods that are ripe in summer.
Bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers and birds eat the seeds.
Bluffs, hammocks, fields, dry to moist woods.
Sun or Shade:
Sun to part sun; dry to moist soil but cannot tolerate soggy soil; acid to alkaline soil. Quite a few cultivars are available in the nursery trade including 'Forest Pansy' which has purplish foliage.