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Texasplume Bauhinia lunarioides

 

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Texasplume
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Alternate name: Orchid Tree, Anacacho Orchid Tree

Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family



Description Texasplume or Orchid Tree is a 6-12 ft., single- or multi-trunked shrub or small tree with small, light green, deeply cleft leaves. Delicate white to pale pink, orchid-like flowers with extended stamens appear prolifically in clusters. Fruit is a flattened pod.


Habitat Canyons and arroyos in limestone hills.


Range C. Texas to ne. Mexico.


Discussion Rapid-growing tree. Does best when planted on the south side of a building, protected from winter winds.


Comments Rapid-growing tree. Does best when planted on the south side of a building, protected from winter winds.


Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.


Flower March - May


Native Distribution C. Texas to n.e. Mexico


Site Preference Canyons & arroyos in limestone hills


Soil Preference Rocky, limestone soils.


 

 

 

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