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Sophora secundiflora – Texas Mountain Laurel

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Sophora secundiflora - Texas Mountain Laurel

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Here’s a pic of a cluster of mountain laurel blossoms.

Texas Mountain Laurel – Sophora secundiflora

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Texas Mountain Laurel buds - Sophora secundiflora

Texas Mountain Laurel buds - Sophora secundiflora - click image for detail

Grape flavor Kool Aid is the olfactory surprise that accompanies the February blooms of the Texas Mountain Laurel.  It ranges in size from a small shrub to a small tree depending on conditions. The bright red seeds give it another common name, Mescal Bean.

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