The Sophora Secundiflora
is commonly known as Big Drunk Bean
, Coral Bean
, Evergreen Coralbean
, Mescal Bean
, Mescal-bean Sophora
, Mescalbean Sophora
, Mountain Laurel
, Red Bean
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Mescalbean sophora grows from southeastern New Mexico to central and
western Texas and adjacent Mexico [15
Mescalbean sophora is a memeber of the bean family Fabaceae. Its
currently accepted scientific name is Sophora secundiflora (Gomez
Ortega) Lag. ex DC. [12
Mescalbean sophora is generally not a dominant but occurs as scattered
individuals in many plant communities. It may become locally abundant
in riparian deciduous forests.
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Uchytil, Ronald J. 1990. Sophora secundiflora. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.