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Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite

Prosopis juliflora

Velvet mesquite
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: South America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Mesquite pods are among the earliest known foods of prehistoric man in the new world. Using the wood in a fireplace has caused dermatitis, as has working with seasoned wood. The gum has irritant properties.



Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite
Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite
Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite


Link to this plant:
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