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Plant Details

Erythrina herbacea

Coralbean, redcardinal, Cardinal-spear

Scientific Name:

Erythrina herbacea

Common Name:

Coralbean, redcardinal, Cardinal-spear

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

red

Size in Feet:

2 ft - 4 ft

Light:

Part-sun

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Maritime forests, dry sandy woodlands, sandhills in the outer Coastal Plain

The tropical-looking foliage and flowers of Coralbean

Ranging from SE NC where it is rare, to eastern Mexico, Coralbean is a beautiful hummingbird plant. A good garden plant as well.

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C. Paynter, Wilmington

Leaves

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C. Paynter, Wilmington

Seed pod and seeds

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C. Paynter, Wilmington

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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