Orchid-like flowering tree

    This small tree is native to only a few areas in Texas and Mexico. It produces white to pink orchid-like flowers that attract bees and butterflies.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Anacacho Orchid Tree
    Scientific Name:
    Bauhinia lunarioides
    Texas, Mexico
    • White
    • Pink
    • Bees
    • Butterflies
    Fun Facts:
    • The leaf is butterfly shaped.
    • Flowers are fragrant.
    Plant Type:
    • Tree
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)