Mescal Bean, Texas Mescalbean, Texas Mountain Laurel, Frijolito, Frijolillo Sophora secundiflora - Calia secundiflora

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Botanical Name:

Sophora secundiflora

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Sophora

Species:

secundiflora

Common Name:

Mescal Bean, Texas Mescalbean, Texas Mountain Laurel, Frijolito, Frijolillo

Seeds Per Pound:
457
Quantity:
1.66 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
9
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
30 feet
Collection Locale:
California
Crop Year:
2020
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 1.66 lb
Prices
  • Sophora secundiflora

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$5.95
8 oz
$44.69
1 lb
$84.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 12 hours. If the seed fails to imbibe, boiling water may be required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Hardness of seedcoat will determine how much scarification is required.
In a Nutshell:
* Calia secundiflora is a species of flowering shrub or small tree in the pea family, Fabaceae , that is native to the southwestern United States ( Texas , New Mexico ) and Mexico ( Chihuahua and Coahuila south to Hidalgo , Puebla and Querétaro ). Common names include Texas Mountain Laurel , Texas Mescalbean , Frijolito , and Frijolillo . more...
* An evergreen shrub with compound leaves, 1" violet-blue fragrant flowers in 2-3" pendulous clusters, pods 1-7", seeds are bright red, sometimes used for necklaces, but are said to be poisonous, native to Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico.
* A yellow dye is obtained from the wood. more...