Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Bignonia (Bignoniaceae) family.
Common Name: yellow trumpetbush. Duration: Perennial. Nativity: Native. Lifeform: Tree. General: Shrubs to small trees, 1-10 m tall. Leaves: Pinnate with opposite leaflets 3-11 per leaf, individual leaflets lanceolate with toothed margins, bright green and smooth on the upper surface, lighter in color beneath. Leaves and young stems yield a small amount of latex. Flowers: Inflorescences in terminal racemes, with few to many bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. Fruits: Long slender capsule 7-21 cm, seeds flattened, 1- 2 winged. Ecology: Found in canyons, grasslands, and oak woodlands, from 3,000-5,000 ft (914-1524 m); flowers May-October. Distribution: s AZ, s NM, s TX. S FL; south to S. Amer.; Africa; Australia and Asia. Notes: Often cultivated as an ornamental for its beautiful and abundant yellow flowers. Distinguished by its medium-large shrubby habit; the shiny-green, pinnately compound leaves with 3-11 toothed, lanceolate leaflets with pointed tips; the large, showy, bilabiate corollas and the linear, elongated fruits. Ethnobotany: Used in Mexico medicinally and to make a type of beer. Etymology: Tecoma is abbreviated from the Mexican name"Tecomaxochitl", while stans means upright or erect.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Location: Several drainages alongCatalina Highway from just beyond Babad Do'ag to Molino Canyon Vista
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