Yellow Trumpet Bush

Tecoma stans

Tecoma stans Photo © by Michael Plagens

This photo was taken in an urban landscape setting, Phoenix, Arizona

This plant, which can be found naturally in just a few moist canyons within the Sonoran Desert, has been extensively planted as an ornamental shrub in Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. With water and fertilizer plants often reach two to three meters in height and produce many flowers through the seasons. The large, tubular yellow flowers are used by the Sonoran Bumble Bee, Bombus sonorus, as well as the Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa californica.

Bignoniaceae -- Trumpet-creeper Family

More Information:

Sonoran Desert Field Guide
Sonoran Desert Places
Sonoran Desert Naturalist Home Page

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 06 Sept. 2006,
updated 12 June 2022.