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Digital Herbaria

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
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Sophora secundiflora

Texas Mountain Laurel


Location: 14511 Star Cross Trail, Helotes, TX.
Latitude: 0.000000

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.

County: Bexar
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)

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