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Mexican Bird of Paradise at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia mexicana

Family

Fabaceae, Pea Family

Form

Shrub or multi-stemmed tree

Range

Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, central and northern Mexico

Habitat

Bushy thickets

Living Desert Location

Demonstration Garden, Chase Administration (Lurie Patio)

Factoid

This shrub-like tree has landscape value as a small patio tree or background shrub, and is attractive to hummingbirds.