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Tree/shrub that grows to 40 feet in height with showy pink flowers.
Dry open woodland and hillside scrub. Prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. This one was photographed at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve near Windsor (Aiken County), SC.
The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects. It can fix nitrogen. It can tolerate drought and atmospheric pollution.