Summary details for Caesalpinia gilliesii

Bird of paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Common names: Bird-of-paradise (English)

Origin: Argentina

Description

Spreading shrub or small tree up to 2 m high, deciduous to semi-deciduous. Young branches maroon. Leaves feathery, twice-compound. Flowers very attractive, carried in sprays at branch tips; petals bright yellow with ten prominently protruding, long, red stamens. Pods densely covered in short, reddish, glandular hairs.

Discussion

Easily grown garden plant that has escaped into dry rivers.  

Caesalpinia gilliesii
Caesalpinia gilliesii © Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Caesalpinia gilliesii © Photo: Coleen Mannheimer