|Author: ||Carl Linnaeus, 1753
US, Northern Mexico
||Medium - Maximum
||Cherokee Bean, Coralbean, Coral Bean, Red
Cardinal, Cardinal Spear,
||Erythrina humilis Salisb. 1796.
hederifolius Raf. 1817.
Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891.
Erythrina rubicunda Jacq.
Erythrina arborea, Small, 1903.
Erythrina herbacea f. albiflora Moffler & Crewz
Erythrina herbacea var. arborea (Small) Chapm.
This member of the Fabaceae
family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753.. It is found in the southern part of North America and
northern part of Mexico, growing in well drained soil with some water and some to
lots of sun. It can grow to three meters height, and the stem can
get 35 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are red.
The genera name from Greek;
eryhros; 'red' for the mostly red flowers. The species name
means 'herb-like, with succulent stem'.