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Acaciella angustissima var. chisosiana

Acaciella angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose var. chisosiana (Isely) B.L. Turner

Chisos Prairie Acacia

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Acacia angustissima var. chisosiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Head
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Leaf: Bipinnately compound. Parts sparsely puberulent.
Flower: Cream-colored glomerule.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Whitish or cream-colored flowers arranged in glomerules.


Native Distribution: Big Bend area of West Texas and adjacent Mexico.


Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acaciella angustissima var. chisosiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acaciella angustissima var. chisosiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acaciella angustissima var. chisosiana


Record Modified: 2023-06-12
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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