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The Honey mesquite has branches that are small in diameter, very dark bark and appear to just sort of flop around in an unorganized fashion. They have a feathery foliage.. This tree normally reaches 20–30 ft (6.1–9.1 m), this one was only about 16 feet. It is part of the legume family.
The Mesquite is considered an invasive species and is difficult to eradicate. It is considered to have a medium growth rate.