parkinsonia microphylla(redirected from Foothill Palo Verde)
foothills palo verde
A small desert tree growing to about 20ft (7m) with upright pointing branches, and yellow-green leaves. When it gets really hot, it drops it’s leaves and lives by photosynthesis through it’s bark and branches! Sometimes it won’t have leaves for a year. Seed pods edible, green raw, cooked, or powdered.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz