Erythrina coralloides
naked coral tree

Fabaceae (pea family)
Arizona, Mexico

Variety ‘Bicolor,’ red-flowering without leaves and with densely brown, felt-like calyces, pedicels, and rachis of inflorescence, was planted January 2005 at the Humanities Center (Kingscote Garden side), Oregon Courtyard at Language Corner, and Grounds Nursery.

Name derivation: Erythrina – Gk. erythros (red), allusion to flower color.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text.