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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Shrubby to tree-like with multiple trunks and spiny branches. Fast growing. Forms erosion controlling thickets. Native to high elevations of Arizona and New Mexico.
Height: 20 feet     Width: 20 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 4000 - 8500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Purplish-pink   Shape: Irregular in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jul
Description: Pea-like in dense drooping clusters to 3/4 inch long. Fragrant.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Blue-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Pinnately compound to 12 inches long with 15 to 21 finely haired leaflets each to 1-1/2 inches long.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Reddish-brown   Type: Pod   Description: Hairy pea-like flat seed pods to 4-1/2 inches long.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Smooth but becomes furrowed and scaly with age. Twigs have reddish-brown, stout, curved 1/2 inch long paired spines. Trunk to 8 inches in diameter.

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