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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Esperanza   Tecoma stans    
Catalpa family — Bignoniaceae

Also known as:
Tronadora, Minona, Trumpet-flower, Yellow Trumpet-flower, Yellow Bells

Slides: (click for larger view)


Esperanza or yellow trumpet-flower is a shrub that produces a magnificent outpouring of yellow blossoms in spring, summer, or fall. It is native in Texas only in rocky canyons and slopes of the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, but it is also much cultivated (and occasionally escapes) in other parts of the southern half of the state.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

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