Senegalia species

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Scientific Name Senegalia berlandieri (Acacia berlandieri) USDA PLANTS Symbol
SEBE2
Common Name Guajillo, Berlandier's Acacia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
183628
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry, gravelly, calcareous, clay or sandy soils on ridges and hillsides.
Plant: Spreading shrub 3 to 6+ feet high; somewhat-branched, woody stems with small thorns, if any.
Leaves: Alternate, bipinnately-compound leaves, 4 to 6 inches long with 5 to 9 (or more) pairs of pinnae, each with 30 to 50 pairs of delicate light green leaflets about 1/6 inch long, linear and somewhat hairy.
Inflorescence: Creamy white round flower heads on peduncles 3/4 to 2 inches long; each flower head 3/8 to 5/8-inch across with many very small flowers, each with no petals and many white stamens (the “bristles”).
Bloom Period: Spring or following rains.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and www.wildflower.org.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Senegalia greggii (Acacia greggii) USDA PLANTS Symbol
ACGR
Common Name Catclaw Acacia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
183631
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Desert habitat, flats, washes, disturbed areas below 5,000 ft.
Plant: Large deciduous shrub in Big Bend, up to 6 feet high; much-branched, heavily armed woody stems with very sharp recurved thorns.
Leaves: Alternate, bipinnately-compound leaves, 1 to 3 pinnae, each with 3 to 7 pairs of light green leaflets about 1/4 inch long, obovate to narrowly oblong.
Inflorescence: Creamy white bottlebrush flower heads about 3/4-inch across and 2 to 6 times as long with many very small flowers, each with 5 light yellow petals and many yellowish stamens (the “bristles” of the bottle brush).
Bloom Period: Spring or following rains.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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