Parkinsonia aculeata

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Scientific Name Parkinsonia aculeata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mexican Paloverde, Paloverde, Jerusalem Thorn, Retama ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Many-branched, deciduous tree or shrub up to 25 feet tall, smooth green trunk; leaves alternate and twice-compound, protected by three sharp spines at base; leaflets 1/8 to 3/16-inch long; many clusters of bright yellow flowers, petals turning orange as they wither. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist Texas Status

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