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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 22 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


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    Santa Barbara

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These trees with a brown bark and bright crimson flowers were growing around a marina in Santa Barbara, CA. Are they naked coral trees? Please help with their identification. Thanks


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re very welcome Dab! Laura

    January 21st, 2018 at 1:12am

  • Dab Flower Fanatic says:

    laura735 From my research I knew it was from the Erythrina genus but I couldn’t come up with a specific one. Thank you for digging into it. I believe you have a winner with erythrina-americana. Thank you so much for your help—you are the best!!!

    January 18th, 2018 at 3:51pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Erythrina americana.

    January 17th, 2018 at 12:50am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Click on images to enlarge.

    January 17th, 2018 at 12:35am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Dab, according to sources, some of the species in the Erythrina genus is sharing the same common name ‘naked coral tree’. The tree in the photos do look like a species of Erythrina, however I can’t be certain of which one this is. Check out E. coralloides and see if you have a match. Best wishes! Check out the included link, scroll down to the Coral tree section. Click on images to enlarge. Best wishes!

    January 17th, 2018 at 12:48am

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