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Sophora secundiflora

Sophora secundiflora (Ortega) Lag. ex DC.

Texas Mountain Laurel, Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean, Mescal Bean Sophora, Frijolillo, Frijolito

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

USDA Symbol: SOSE3

Sophora secundiflora (Texas mountain laurel) #28461

Image Information

Photographer: Cywinski, Rachel
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State: TX
Location Notes: 2158 Steves Avenue, San Antonio, Texas
Accession date: 2010-11-10
Filename: RC1_IMG0009.JPG
Slide Index: sophora secundiflora 2158 Steves 2010 March 13
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: This tree was deliberately planted under a Quercus virginiana "nurse tree" in a residential landscape. Every year the Sophora secundiflora flowers during the brief time when the Quercus virginiana is dropping its leaves (and there is more sunlight than at any other time of year). This was one of the first two days when the blooms were completely visible (flowers open). This tree grows in an urban front yard where most of the light is reflected off the nearby street and the driveway; it does not receive supplemental watering except in a drought 6 months or longer.
Date Taken: 2010/03/13
NPIN Image Id: 28461

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