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Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa (Honey mesquite)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa

Prosopis glandulosa Torr. var. glandulosa

Honey Mesquite

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Prosopis chilensis var. glandulosa, Prosopis juliflora var. glandulosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), VI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: CO , KS , LA , NM , OK , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX


Bibref 1207 - Earth Medicine, Earth Food (1990) Michael A. Weiner
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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