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Parkinsonia texana (Texas paloverde)
Cliffe, Harry

Parkinsonia texana

Parkinsonia texana (A. Gray) S. Watson

Texas Paloverde, Border Paloverde, Retama China

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: PATE10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds

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-1269 Collected 2009-05-18 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 305 - Field Guide to Common South Texas Shrubs (1997) Taylor, R.B., J. Rutledge, & J.G. Herrera
Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-11-12
Research By: DEW

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