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Vachellia karroo, Acacia karroo, Sweet Thorn

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Vachellia karroo, Acacia karroo

Sweet Thorn
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is one of South Africa's most beautiful and useful trees. It is integrally part of Africa's history having been used for everything from raft-making to sewing needles and fencing for the houses of the royal Zulu women. The thorns were even used by early naturalists to pin the insects they collected!

Bark used in tanning, rope making and production of edible gum. The root is used in traditional medicine.


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Vachellia karroo, Acacia karroo, Sweet Thorn

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Acacia arabica - seeds

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Sweet thorn. Yellow flowers are very attractive.
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Acacia karroo - seeds

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This is one of South Africa's most beautiful and useful...  more
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