Acacia schaffneri (S. Watson) F.J. Herm.
Schaffner's wattle, Twisted acacia
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: ACSC2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Native Distribution: South Texas
Native Habitat: Mixed-brush communities,variety of soils.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Can be used as landscape, ornamental or hedge plant in xeriscapes and rock gardens.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1095 Collected 2007-08-19 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 305 - Field Guide to Common South Texas Shrubs (1997) Taylor, R.B., J. Rutledge, & J.G. Herrera
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Acacia schaffneri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acacia schaffneri in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-05-31
Research By: DEW