Bauhinia lunarioides Flowers Anacacho Orchid Tree, Texas Plume (Bauhinia  lunarioides) Pata de Vaca Tree Leaves
Common Name Texas Plume, Anacacho Orchid Tree,
Latin Name Bauhinia lunarioides
Native Habitat South Texas hill country
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month in dry months
Height X Width 12 feet X 10 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Light green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Fragrant pale pink orchid-like flowers in spring, butterfly shaped flowers
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=balu
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/anacach.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Bauhinia_lunarioides.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55962/
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/Anacacho/Anacacho.htm
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.nativesoftexas.com/aorchid.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BALU
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