Retama, Paloverde, Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem thorn, Lluvia de Oro Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol:PAAC3 USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: Centered on West side of Carriage Square, on West side of path--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Well drained, alkaline, alluvial soil. Some shade from larger trees.
Description: Tree to 7 m. Branches thin, with recurved spines and green bark. Leaves alternate, pinnately twice compound, 30 cm long (or more). Leaflets many, deciduous. Flowers pappilinaceous, yellow.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 22, 1987
Specimen number: 143