Mescal Bean, Texas Mescalbean, Texas Mountain Laurel, Frijolito, Frijolillo Sophora secundiflora - Calia secundiflora
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Mescal Bean, Texas Mescalbean, Texas Mountain Laurel, Frijolito, Frijolillo
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In Stock: 1.66 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 12 hours. If the seed fails to imbibe, boiling water may be required.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
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...