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Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana
Prosopis glandulosa Torr. var. torreyana (L.D. Benson) M.C. Johnst.
Western Honey Mesquite, Torrey Mesquite, Western Mesquite
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Prosopis juliflora var. torreyana, Prosopis odorata
USDA Symbol: PRGLT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: In some settings, grows as a thicket-forming shrub up to about 10 feet tall. In others, forms a tree up to about 30 feet tall, rarely reaching 50 feet.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
BibliographyBibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.
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Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff