Coral BeanThe Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) is a native wildflower of Texas and much of the South. It is also known as the Cherokee bean, Red Cardinal, or Cardinal spear. It can be grown in gardens as a source of brilliant early colour, and it attracts hummingbirds. Native people used this plant for various medicinal purposes, although the seeds are poisonous if ingested.This image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.