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Acacia angustissima var. texensis (Texas prairie acacia)
Henderson, Mary S. and Mary Hall

Acacia angustissima var. texensis

Acacia angustissima (Mill.) Kuntze var. texensis (Torr. & A. Gray) Isely

Texas prairie acacia, Texas fern acacia, Prairie wattle

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Acacia angustissima var. cuspidata, Acacia cuspidata, Acacia texensis

USDA Symbol: acant4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Class: 6-12 ft. , 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
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. texensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acacia angustissima var. texensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acacia angustissima var. texensis


Record Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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