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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 331. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Frost Tolerance: Freezes to the ground in large parts of its northern natural distribution area
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Origin: South and southwest USA to Central America
Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, in area where it freezes to the ground in winter, it stays as a 1 to 3 feet tall (30-90 cm) perennial, in warmer areas, it is a rounded shrub, 5 feet tall and wide (1.5 m); thornless; spreading by woody rhizomes; fern-like alternate, bipinnate leaves, 2 to 5 inches long (5-12.5 cm), with 10 to 14 pinnae, each with 10 to 35 pairs of very small leaflets
Watering Needs: Moderate to little water, good drainage, very little water in winter