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Sonoran Desert Plants
Parkinsonia aculeata (Mexican Palo Verde, bagote, retama, guacapora)

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 Parkinsonia aculeata

 Parkinsonia aculeata

 Parkinsonia aculeata

Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate smooth
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spines
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 46 (13.1 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Parkinsonia aculeata (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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