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Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite

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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

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Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite

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Prosopis juliflora, Velvet mesquite

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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/prosopis_juliflora.htm