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Southwestern Coral Bean (Erythrina flabelliformis)
southwestern coral beanDESCRIPTION: Shrub to 15'. Flowers (3" long) red to orange, narrow, with several sticking out in terminal cluster. Seed pod to 10" long; seeds to 1/2" long (poisonous). Leaves (3" long) pinnately compound with 3 triangle-shaped leaflets. Stems have small, curved spines. Fabaceae (Legume) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom May to July or later. Poisonous seeds found in jewelry.

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