Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2615

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native: Southwest US
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rarely established or spread from cultivation in our area

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Compound
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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)
Parkinsonia aculeata

 

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