Sophora secundiflora (Ortega) Lag. ex DC.
Texas mountain laurel, Mountain laurel, Mescal bean, Mescal bean sophora, Frijolillo, Frijolito
Fabaceae (Pea Family)USDA Symbol: SOSE3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Texas Mountain Laurel
Location: 14511 Star Cross Trail, Helotes, TX.
Habitat: Understory shrub/tree in mixed Quercus virginiana & Juniperus ashei. Soil rocky and stoney, but with good dirt and humus.
Description: Evergreen, leaves pinnately compound, elliptic to obovate, leathery. Small tree to 3+ m high. Flowers in thick racemes of purple flowers in the papillonoides sub-family. Fruit is woody indihesent pod. Specimen w/flowers, early pods, year old pods.
Collector: Mike Fox
Collection Date: Mar 7, 1995
Specimen number: 150
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 1014
Accession Date: Mar 28, 1995
Accession Number: 81 Annotations: SCXFB (In flower & fruit)