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Sonoran Desert Plants
Prosopis pubescens (Screwbean Mesquite,tornillo)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Prosopis pubescens

 Prosopis pubescens

 Prosopis pubescens

 Prosopis pubescens

 Prosopis pubescens

Habitat: riparian
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: alternate bipinnate
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: May to Aug.
Spines: long straight spines without sheaths
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: rare
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 61 (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 (opens in a new tab).






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