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Piscidia piscipula

Piscidia piscipula (L.) Sarg.

Florida Fish-poison Tree, Florida Fishpoison Tree

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Ichthyomethia piscipula, Piscidia erythrina

USDA Symbol: PIPI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), VI (N)

The Florida Fish-poison Tree is a member of the pea family (family Fabaceae) which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound leaves and flowers in clusters.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink



Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Hammock Skipper
(Polygonus leo)

Adult Food Source
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Piscidia piscipula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Piscidia piscipula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Piscidia piscipula


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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