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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Species Collection

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Spring

Plants: Species

Coral Tree (Erythrina): Cockspur Coral Erythrina crista-galli

FAMILY: FABACEAE (Bean Family)

Unlike the typical spiky-looking blossoms that bloom on most Erythrinas, the blossoms of the Brazilian cockspur coral tree Erythrina crista-galli by the San Diego Zoo's bus unloading dock are shell shaped.