Southwestern Coral Bean is a member of the
plant appears as a shrub or small tree and grows to 15 feet in height.
It has grayish green leaves with 3 triangular leaflets that grow to
3 inches in length. The plant
typically grows on dry rocky hillsides at elevations between
3000 - 5000 feet.
The bright red seeds of the
Southwestern Coral Bean are very poisonous and sometimes used in
Southwestern Coral Bean blooms between May - July
and produces a bright red flower with 3 inch tubular pea like petals
that grow in a terminal cluster. The flower is followed by a large,
thick walled seed pod to 10 inches in length.