HDOA officials hope their biologically based approach to controlling the invasive wasp will spare further harm to Hawaii's thinning ranks of indigenous wiliwili trees and introduced tropical coral bean
trees, which are commonly used for landscaping, soil and water conservation, and as windbreaks.
By early April, Wright's acacia (Acacia wriqhtii), false ragweed (Parthenium hysterophorus), coral bean (Erythrina herbacea), black mimosa (Mimosa pigra), and Mexican hat (Ratibida columnaris) also bloomed along with the species mentioned in the last paragraph.
By late June the fruit of Texas huisache, retama, Texas prickly pear, anacua, brasil, coyotillo, lotebush, and coral bean were mature.
Just as with OIL CRANE, Webster's Second has also contained CORAL BEAN since 1934.
With wry amusement, I note that Jeff Grant reported in a subsequent Colloquy column the existence of the proper name CAROL BEAN on a New Zealand electoral roll, but there was no reference to the Webster's unabridged entry CORAL BEAN.