|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Water Preferences:||Wet Mesic
|Soil pH Preferences:||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||6 to 10 feet or more|
|Fruit:||Other: Cylindrical, 2 to 4 inch long light green to yellowish-green legume like pods. Each pods contains sevaral seeds.
|Fruiting Time:||Late summer or early fall
Other: Pea like blooms have lackluster coloring and may be pink to purplish or brownish-red.
|Flower Color:||Other: Dull light pink to brown, lower lobes dark red, purplish-maroon to brown.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Dynamic Accumulator:||Nitrogen fixer
|Propagation: Seeds:||Days to germinate: 10 to 30 days
Other info: sees often fails to mature
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Root
Other: Dividing tubers
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 30, 2011 12:25 AM
Habitat in the wild in Illinois and Indiana is damp rich soil along streams, woodland edge, borders of marshes, ponds, and lakes and moist thickets and prairie. The roots form a necklace like series of fleshy tubers 1 to 3 inches long.
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