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Acacia tortuosa (L.) Willd.
Synonym(s): Mimosa tortuosa, Poponax tortuosa
USDA Symbol: ACTO
Huisachillo is commonly considered a shrubby version of Huisache. It is found on limestone soils in the Rio Grande Plains, where it can grow into a tree of 15 to 20 feet, and in the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau. Huisachillo tolerates more cold than the taller Huisache. Its seed pod is 21/2 to 3 long and is covered with downy hairs, while that of Huisache is glabrous, shorter, and much more woody and rounded.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Flower:
Brown-black Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Growing ConditionsCold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff