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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Parkinsonia aculeata   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Parkinsonia aculeata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Parkinsonia aculeata

 

COMMON NAME:
Jerusalem Thorn, Crown-of-Thorns, Horse-bean, Mexican Palo Verde


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image of Parkinsonia aculeata, Jerusalem Thorn, Crown-of-Thorns, Horse-bean, Mexican Palo Verde

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_parkinsonia_aculeata3

April    Pima County    AZ

Leaves 2-4dm long w winged phyllodelike rachis; leaflets small; stems armed, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Parkinsonia aculeata, Jerusalem Thorn, Crown-of-Thorns, Horse-bean, Mexican Palo Verde

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_parkinsonia_aculeata4

April    Pima County    AZ

image of Parkinsonia aculeata, Jerusalem Thorn, Crown-of-Thorns, Horse-bean, Mexican Palo Verde

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_parkinsoniaaculeata3b

April    Pima County    AZ

Flowers bright yellow, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Parkinsonia aculeata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Parkinsonia aculeata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Parkinsonia aculeata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2615

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native: Southwest US

Habitat: Sandy or gravelly areas along washes, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal spines and thorns

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Compound
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Bright yellow
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Legume

 

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