Sophora secundiflora

Common Name:  Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean

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habit leaves
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inflorescences and fruits flowers closeup
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inflorescence inflorescence from behind.  All the flowers face in one direction:  this is called a "secund" inflorescence (which is why this species is called secundiflora)
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mature fruits (legumes)