Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University

CORALBEAN
Erythrina herbacea
Fabaceae

Leaves are trifoliately compound, alternate, triangular, and tardily deciduous. Twigs are green-yellow with spines. Bark is red-brown with lenticels. Flowers are bright red-pink. Fruit is a legume with red seeds. Coralbean is a shrub or small tree found near salt water in southern Florida.

Photographs by Mike Hogan.

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