Peanut (Arachis hypogaea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 inches to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches - 12 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Posted by plantladylin (Southeast Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 3, 2011 12:41 AM

I found these plants growing in my backyard, compliments of the squirrels who buried the peanuts that I put in the bird feeders.

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