Necklace pod

Common Name : Necklace pod, Tambalisa, Yellow Necklace Pod, Silverbush, Moodu Murunga Scientific Name : Sophora tomentosa Family : Fabaceae, Papilionaceae, Leguminosae [Pea Family]

Necklace pod

Order - Fabales

Genus - Sophora

Species - tomentosa

Origin / Native - South America, Texas, South Florida, the Caribbean islands

Category - Evergreen Shrub, small tree

Characteristic - Seed is poisonous

Life Cycle - Perennial

Growth Rate - Medium

Height - Up to 10 feet [3.0480m]

Spread - Up to 12 feet [3.6576m]

Attracts - Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies

Host pant for - Caterpillars

Good For -Groundcover, Fence, Road sides, Border, Butterfly garden

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, Part Shade, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained soil, Low maintenance

Special Feature - Salt, Drought tolerant

Synonym - Sophora tomentosa var. truncata, Sophora occidentalis

Flowering Season - All year-round

Found In - Tropical beaches, Thickets, Coastal forests

Flowers - Small, Pea-shaped, Racemose, Terminal spikes, 50 & more blooms, Bright yellow

Foliage - Silver gray, velvety, soft, opposite, hairy leaves, 19 leaflets, alternately arranged

Uses - Medicinal

Necklace pod flower
Necklace pod flower

Silver bush flower close up view
Silver bush flower close up view

Sophora tomentosa flower spikes
Sophora tomentosa flower spikes

Silverbush flower buds with immature pods
Silverbush flower buds with immature pods

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore[Bengaluru],Karnataka, India

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