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Parkinsonia texana var. macra (Texas paloverde)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Parkinsonia texana var. macra

Parkinsonia texana (A. Gray) S. Watson var. macra (I.M. Johnst.) Isely

Texas Paloverde, Border Paloverde

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Cercidium macrum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers 1 inch long

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Caliche type


Use Ornamental: Accent tree or shrub
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Web Reference

Webref 1 - Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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