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Number of plants found: 2    

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


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Phoradendron californicum, Desert Mistletoe, Mesquite Mistletoe

Phoradendron californicum

Desert Mistletoe, Mesquite Mistletoe
Family: Santalaceae
Origin: California, Arizona
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdiblePoisonous or toxic

Phoradendron californicum is a leafless plant that attaches to host plants, often leguminous woody desert trees such as Cercidium and Prosopis.

The plants are dioecious with tiny, inconspicuous, yellowish flowers. The female plants produce numerous, spherical, translucent, white, pink, or red berries that are adored by fruit-eating birds.

Desert Mistletoe plants, but not the berries, contain phoratoxins which can easily lead to death. The white to reddish fruits are edible, but native tribes ate only the fruits of mistletoes growing on Prosopis, Olneya tesota or Acacia greggii.



Phoradendron californicum, Desert Mistletoe, Mesquite Mistletoe
Phoradendron californicum, Desert Mistletoe, Mesquite Mistletoe


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