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Acaciella angustissima var. hirta (Prairie acacia)
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Acaciella angustissima var. hirta

Acacia angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose var. hirta (Nutt.) B.L. Turner

Prairie Acacia, Texas Prairie Acacia, Texas Fern Acacia, Prairie Wattle

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall, by 2 - 3 feet wide.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , AZ , FL , KS , LA , MO , NM , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-02
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