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Yellow Puff


Nancy Miller

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    Nancy Miller
Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Neptunia lutea

Common Names: Yellow Puff


A perennial in the legume (Pea) family, its stems have soft spines. Flowers are small and long and are arranged in clusters of 30-60 grouped together, each with 5 petals and 10 stamens. Grows in full sun or partial shade in open areas along roads, thickets or meadows.

Flowers close when touched.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Foliage Color(s): Gray-Green

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: May to June

Plant Family: Fabaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb