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Yellow Sophora, Necklace Pod Sophora
Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Yellow sophora occurs in South Texas, Baja, California and Florida, and also along the tropical shores north and south of the Equator worldwide. Its seedpods, pinnately compound greyish leaves and young twigs are all densely tomentose (having wooly hairs). Although its seeds are poisonous, it does have some medicinal uses in Ceylon and the West Indies. It grows in sand and often freezes back in its northern range.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellowish white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: bean pod

Height: 9 feet

Width: 5 to 7 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9

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