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Coral Bean

Erythrina herbacea

Description:

Deciduous prickly shrub native to South Texas. Blooms during the spring migration of hummingbirds with long red spines growing from a stem.

Habitat:

This plant was found near a pond and was surrounded by grasses, cattails, wild flowers and oak trees.

Notes:

Colerful red seeds in the fall are poisonus and not eaten by wildlife.

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GarySmith2
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Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 13, 2013

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