Common Name(s): Caribbean trumpet tree
Non-Native to Florida
This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists
UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas
Caribbean trumpet tree is an erect shrub/small tree with palmately compound leaves and bright yellow flowers. It is found in disturbed sites in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands(Wunderlin, 2003). Caribbean trumpet tree is native to the West Indies but escaped from cultivation. Tabebuia aurea blooms in the spring.