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Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is a popular landscaping plant many warm areas of the world. It is in such wide cultivation that there is some uncertainty about its origin, but is generally thought to be native to the West Indies (where it is known as Pride of Barbados). Variations include all yellow and various forms of yellow and red flowers. The seeds are generally toxic, so it should not be planted where small children or pets can get to them. This specimen is in the landscaping for the Las Palmeras Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas.