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Acacia schaffneri

Acacia schaffneri (S. Watson) F.J. Herm.

Schaffner's wattle, Twisted acacia

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ACSC2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Flower:
Fruit: Black
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: South Texas
Native Habitat: Mixed-brush communities,variety of soils.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Can be used as landscape, ornamental or hedge plant in xeriscapes and rock gardens.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds
Deer Resistant: No

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 Bank

LBJWC-1095 Collected 2007-08-19 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 305 - Field Guide to Common South Texas Shrubs (1997) Taylor, R.B., J. Rutledge, & J.G. Herrera

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-05-31
Research By: DEW

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