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Urban Eco-art: Wild Tamarind
 Xavier Cortada, Wild Tamarind, 2010.         
Wild Tamarind
Lysiloma latisiliquum

Description: The tamarind is grown as a shade and fruit tree, on roadsides, yards, and parks.

Height: Typically 30-50 feet.
Light: Full sun.

Drought Tolerance: High.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides some food and significant cover for wildlife. Primary habitat for native tree snails. Larval host and nectar plant for several species of butterflies.

 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada