Patagonia Wildflowers
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Mexican palo verde
Parkinsonia aculeata
Parkinsonia aculeata
Mexican palo verde Pea Family
Parkinsonia aculeata Fabaceae
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English common names
  •Mexican palo verde
  •Jerusalem thorn
Spanish common names
  •palo verde
accepted scientific name
  •Parkinsonia aculeata L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Parkinsonia aculeata (624)
family name
  • Fabaceae
Image Author: ©2009 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Broadleaf Trees
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.8 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Compound
Plant Observed All Year
Native to the southwest United States, Mexico and South America

How Likely at this Location (82%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
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