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Texas Mountain Laurel

(Sophora secundiflora)

Cultivated evergreen shrub or small tree. Grows to 25 feet high, with smooth bark, its dark green oval leaflets are 1-2 inches long. Blooms February-April; inch-wide violet blue flowers are grouped together in 4-8 inch clusters. Silvery gray, woody, 1-8 inch long seed pods open on ripening to show bright red one-half inch seeds.

Poisonous Parts: 
Entire plant, especially the seeds
Originally posted: Oct 17, 2014
Last updated: Oct 17, 2014