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Seed of the Week: Yellow Bells

Our mystery seeds with wings last week came from a shrub commonly called yellow bells
, Tecoma stans.

Yellow bells are native to the Southwest and grow throughout the South. The plants are drought and heat tolerant and are one of the few that bloom profusely through the hot summers here in Arizona.

The bright yellow, tubular flowers attract bees and hummingbirds.

The plants are somewhat susceptible to frost damage, but will generally grow back in the spring.

You can often see the seed pods hanging from the shrub. You can readily grow new plants from the seeds.

I will show you who else likes yellow bells for Bug of the Week tomorrow. Can you spot it?

Do yellow bells grow where you live?

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