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Acacia schottii

Acacia schottii Torr.

Schott's Wattle, Schott's Acacia

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Inflorescence: Head
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: A small shrub around 4 feet high; (1).
Leaf: Leaves with paired pinnae, each bearing 3-5 pairs of leaflets; (293).
Flower: Flowers borne in fragrant yellow globes about 1 cm. thick; (293).
Fruit: Legumes 5-8 cm. long, very narrow (almost as thick as broad), thin-walled, 2-valved, the valves separating into 2 layers when dry, the whole much constricted between the seeds, glabrous, dotted with glands (these dark in dry specimens); (293).
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Big Bend region of Texas and adjacent Chihuahua, Mexico.
Native Habitat: Chihuahuan Desert

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Gypseous clay and rocky limestone soils; (1).


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 1 - Benny Simpson's Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acacia schottii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acacia schottii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acacia schottii


Record Last Modified: 2012-09-16
Research By: JAM

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