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Vachellia vernicosa (Viscid acacia)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Vachellia vernicosa

Vachellia vernicosa (Britton & Rose) Seigler & Ebinger

Viscid Acacia

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Acacia constricta var. vernicosa, Acacia neovernicosa, Acacia vernicosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Height to 10 feet, width to 8 feet.
Fruit: 2 1/2-inch-long pods, constricted between the seeds.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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