Frijolito or Coral Bean TreeThe Frijolito, or Coral Bean (Sophora secundi flora, DC.), is a small, slender, narrow-headed tree, with persistent, locust-like leaves, and fragrant, violet-blue flowers in small, one-sided racemes. The pods are silky white, pencil-like, and the seeds are bright scarlet.
The tree grows wild in canons in southern Texas and in New Mexico, and is highly recommended by Professor Sargent for cultivation throughout the South. It is a close relative of the famous Japan pagoda tree, S. Japonica, of universal cultivation.