Natives of Texas -- Bird of Paradise

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Bird of Paradise
Fabaceae Caesalpinia gilliesii

This hardy plant, originally from Argentina, has become naturalized in the dry, rocky climate of  Southwest Texas.  It is very drought tolerant and needs full sun and a dry environment.  Its exotic blooms attract butterflies.  The bloom period is May to September.  It can grow up to 8 feet tall.  It needs sun and very little water.

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