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Vachellia tortuosa, Acacia tortuosa, Mimosa tortuosa, Twisted Acacia, Huisachillo

Vachellia tortuosa, Acacia tortuosa, Mimosa tortuosa

Twisted Acacia, Huisachillo
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: West Indies
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

This tall, semi-evergreen, native shrub or small tree has feathery, finely divided leaflets of a soft, medium green color. The slightly rough stems are a rich chocolate brown or gray, possessing long, sharp, multiple thorns. The small, yellow, puff-like flowers are very fragrant and appear in clusters in late winter then sporadically after each new flush of growth, providing nearly year-round bloom. The persistent fruits have a glossy coat and contain seeds which are cherished by birds and other wildlife.


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Vachellia tortuosa, Acacia tortuosa, Mimosa tortuosa, Twisted Acacia, Huisachillo
Vachellia tortuosa, Acacia tortuosa, Mimosa tortuosa, Twisted Acacia, Huisachillo
Vachellia tortuosa, Acacia tortuosa, Mimosa tortuosa, Twisted Acacia, Huisachillo
Vachellia tortuosa, Acacia tortuosa, Mimosa tortuosa, Twisted Acacia, Huisachillo


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