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Tecoma stans [Bignoniaceae]

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Scientific Name Tecoma stans USDA PLANTS Symbol TEST
Common Name Esperanza, Yellow Bells ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34326
Family Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-Creeper) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky areas on ledges and at bases of cliffs and bluffs, 3,000-5,000 ft., in mountainous areas of far West Texas.
Plant: Deciduous shrub, normally 2 to 5 ft. tall; multiple stems and slender, erect branches.
Leaves: Opposite, pinnately-compound leaves on petioles 1-1/2 inches long with 3 to 13 ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, deep green leaflets 1-1/2 to 4 inches long; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Clusters of large, trumpet-shaped, showy yellow flowers, about 1-1/2 inches long and up to 2 inches across in terminal racemes.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: "Texas Wildflowers" by C. and L. Loughmiller, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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