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Acacia angustissima var. hirta (Prairie acacia)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Acacia angustissima var. hirta

Acacia angustissima (Mill.) Kuntze var. hirta (Nutt.) B.L. Rob.

Prairie acacia

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Acacia hirta, Acaciella hirta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Width 2 to 3 feet.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , FL , KS , LA , MO , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Will do well in dry soil on a north or east exposure, but will need water in the summer on a south or west exposure.


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Acacia angustissima var. hirta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acacia angustissima var. hirta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acacia angustissima var. hirta


Record Last Modified: 2009-08-20
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