Necklace Pod Sophora tomentosa
This is supposed to be a host plant for sulphur butterflies, but I've never seen it used for anything, by anything. It just grows there all alone...
Necklace Pod, Sophora tomentosa, Yellow flowers
Necklace Pod, Sophora tomentosa, Glossy Leaves
Necklace Pod gets its name from its seed pods; they look somewhat like beads on a chain.

The dainty leaves, pretty yellow flower stalks, and attractive seed pods make Necklace Pod a nice garden bush. It also makes a nice hedge.

I've been told that there are both native and non-native species of Necklace Pod, and that the non-native plants have fuzzier leaves giving them a more powder-silver look. The brand new leaves on both kinds are fuzzy, but the top of the mature native Necklace Pod leaves are glossy and smooth.

Necklace Pod, Sophora tomentosa, Seed Pods
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