parkinsonia microphylla


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foothills palo verde
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foothills 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.