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Screwbean Mesquite

Prosopis pubescens


Shrub to tree, spiny, thicket like. Long twisted branches. Leaves are 3 inches, grayish, bipinnately compound. Each axis has five - 8 pairs of tiny oblong leaflets. Flowers are tiny and yellow. They bloom May - June. Fruit is 2 inches, brown or yellow, looking like coiled pods.


Grows in low elevation, near saline springs, in meadows. Sandy and gravely washes


Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ( on New Years Day 2012.

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ktcosmos 9 years ago

Thank you, Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice spotting - welcome to Project Noah!

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Gilbert, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012

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