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Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
Lead Tree, White leadtree
USDA Symbol: LELE10
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The Lead Tree is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae) which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, or vines with compound leaves and flowers in clusters.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
AZ , FL , GA , HI , TX USDA Native Status: L48(I), VI(I)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff