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Sophora secundiflora
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Fabaceae (=Leguminosae)
Genus :
Sophora (=Calia; =Broussonetia)
Species :
secundiflora
COMMON NAMES
Mescal bean; Texas Mountain Laurel
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Poison
DESCRIPTION
Sophora secundiflora is a tall evergreen shrub with violet flowers and silvery pods containing bright red seeds or beans. Mescal beans are highly toxic but may have been used traditionally as a divinatory material, though this is contested. Mescal beans do not contain mescaline.
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