Mescal bean Sophora Tree Information

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Mescal bean Sophora grows in the following 4 states and provinces:

Colorado, Maine, New Mexico, Texas

Information about Mescal bean Sophora:

More information about Mescal bean Sophora may be found here.

The Sophora Secundiflora is commonly known as the Big Drunk Bean, Colorin, Coral Bean, Coralbean, Evergreen Coralbean, Frigolito, Frijolillo, Frijolito, Frijollito, Mescal Bean, Mescal-bean Sophora, Mescalbean Sophora, Mountain Laurel, Red Bean, Red-hots as well as Texas Mountain Laurel.

Mescalbean sophora is a memeber of the bean family Fabaceae. Its currently accepted scientific name is Sophora secundiflora (Gomez Ortega) Lag. ex DC. .

Mescalbean sophora grows from southeastern New Mexico to central and western Texas and adjacent Mexico .

Mescalbean sophora is generally not a dominant but occurs as scattered individuals in many plant communities. It may become locally abundant in riparian deciduous forests.

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Uchytil, Ronald J. 1990. Sophora secundiflora. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website