Erythrina herbacea (Coralbean)
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Native Coralbean is a thorny shrub with brilliant red flowers. It dies to the ground in the winter, but comes back in the spring and grows quickly to 3-6ft.
Coralbean sports a tropical look, and attracts hummingbirds. Its seeds are poisonous if ingested. It grows best in well-draining spots. It appreciates some protection from the hot, evening sun.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun to part shade|
|Mature height||3-6 ft
|Bloom time||Spring, summer
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|