Other Names: Lysiloma bahamensis
|30-40 ft., max - 60 ft.|
|Thin, neutral to slightly alkaline over limestone|
Use: Shade tree
Bonus: Wild Tamarind grows fast, produces fragrant little powder puff-like flowers, and is the host plant for several species of butterflies.
|40-50 ft., max - over 60 ft.|
Use in landscape: Shade tree, Ornamental
Why not Woman's Tongue?
Woman's Tongue is a highly invasive exotic pest and listed as one Miami-Dade County's "Most Wanted" prohibited plants. Woman's Tongue invades native habitats and displaces native vegetation. Woman's Tongue also has extensive shallow roots, produces large colonies, and loses all of its leaves in the winter revealing a bare tree full of unsightly seedpods that rattle in the wind...some say like a group of gossiping women!