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Red Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Description:

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados, flos pavonis, and flamboyant-de-jardin.[citation needed] The Hawaiian name for this plant is ʻohai aliʻi.

Habitat:

Growing as a landscape plant in Las Vegas


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SarahWhitt
Spotted by
SarahWhitt

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Lat: 36.17, Long: -115.11

Spotted on Aug 20, 2019
Submitted on Aug 22, 2019

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