Erythrina sp. CORAL TREE.

LEGUMINOSAE (Pea family)

A young specimen of an unidentified Erythrina, possibly a hybrid, with wickedly thornier leaves than E. humeana, grows on Lagunita Drive 100 feet west of Braun Music Center. It blooms in spring after leafing out. There are dozens of species and cultivars that are widely used in the tropics. Anna's hummingbirds are regular vistors when the plant is blooming.

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Name derivation, genus | species Gk. erythros (red): allusion to flower color |

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