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Tephrosia candida

Classification

Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Tephrosia
                        Specie: Tephrosia candida

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Narrow leaflets; white to pink flowers; silky seed pods

Uses: Tropical gardens Shrub borders Tubs

Zones: 11-12

Description: In rice-growing areas, especially in Vietnam, this short-lived shrub is often used for shelter and as a nitrogen-fixing green crop. It is also the source of the natural pesticide tephrosin, and in its local range its crushed leaves have been used to catch

Growth Habit: Shrubby habit

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