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Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia mexicana

Description:

Mexican caesalpinia is a small evergreen tree or large shrub, reaching a height of 9.8–15.1 ft. Leaves are bipinnately-compound and dark green. Each leaf has five to nine pinnae. Pinnae are composed of four to five leaflets. Yellow, slightly fragrant flowers are produced on terminal spikes. Blooming takes place from February to July, often continuing to October. The fruit is a dehiscent tan or yellow seedpod. — Wikipedia

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3 Comments

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 3 years ago

I think you nailed it Jellis. Most likely it was planted. It is next to the offices of the Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, in an open area. Thank you so much for your help.

Jellis
Jellis 3 years ago

This looks like a Mexican Bird of Paradise, Caesalpinia Mexicana
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/5763...

Jellis
Jellis 3 years ago

Do you have a photo of the tree? Is it in a yard or in the wild?

BonnieLewis
Spotted by
BonnieLewis

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2017
Submitted on Apr 19, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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