Zanthoxylum rhetsa | Indian Prickly Ash | Cape Yellowwood | 20_Seeds

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These seeds are from Zanthoxylum rhetsa, also known as cape yellowwood, Indian prickly ash, Indian ivy-rue, and Indian pepper. This mature tree can get up to 85 feet high and the summer blossoms have white and yellowish petals. The fruits are used to make the masala spice that is famous in our family because of the dish called Chicken Tikka Masala. My son loves it. It is the larval host plant for the Forbes Silkmoth and Lebeaus rothschildia moths. It is also the larval host plant for the Thoas Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail, Northern Sicklewing, Dingy Purplewing, and Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.