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Yellow elder/Yellow Trumpetbush

Tecoma stans

Description:

Yellow Trumpetbush is an attractive plant that is cultivated as an ornamental. It has sharply-toothed, lance-shaped green leaves and bears large, showy, bright golden yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. It is drought-tolerant and grows well in warm climates. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant produces pods containing yellow seeds with papery wings. The plant is desirable fodder when it grows in fields grazed by livestock. Yellow Trumpetbush is a ruderal species, readily colonizing disturbed, rocky, sandy, and cleared land and occasionally becoming an invasive weed. The leaves and roots of the plant contain bioactive compounds, especially monoterpenes, which may have medicinal uses; Honey bees are attracted to it, but-unlike most flowering plants-the honey produced from Yellow Trumpetbush's nectar/pollen is poisonous.

Habitat:

Central/Southern America and West Indies

Notes:

Found this near my school, beautiful plant with yellow flowers and specific shape-leaves :D

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กรุงเทพมหานคร, Krung Thep, Thailand

Lat: 13.77, Long: 100.62

Spotted on Mar 8, 2012
Submitted on Mar 8, 2012

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