|Scientific Name||Coursetia axillaris||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COAX|
|Common Name||Texas Babybonnets||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26555|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Encyclopedia of Life Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Open areas, caliche ridges and woodlands; in well-drained soil. Infrequent or rare in far South Texas and northeast Mexico.
Plant: Densely-branched shrub with rounded or irregular shape, 2 to 6+ feet tall; branches widely divergent, no spines.
Leaves: Deciduous, alternate leaves, pinnately compound 3/8 to 1-1/4 inched long overall, with 6 to 10 small leaflets less than 1/3-inch long.
Inflorescence: Small white, yellow or pale pink pea-like flowers less than 1/2-inch long, single or in clusters up to 4 blossoms in leaf axils and at branch ends.
Bloom Period: February and March.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Texas A&M and Encylopedia of Life.
Note: Images below are from a cultivated plant at the Wildflower Center in Austin.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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