Cockspur Coral Bush – Identification

Q: Can you please help me identify this plant? It has small thorns on the branches but the flowers are really pretty.

A: It’s a cockspur coral bush, Erythrina crista-galli . It’s not really supposed to be winter hardy in the northern half of the state but I see them growing here occasionally.

See this Wikipedia page on the Cockspur Coral Tree.

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