desertfern Fabaceae Lysiloma watsonii Rose Listen to the Latin   symbol: LYWA
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Leaf: Alternate, evergreen (drought deciduous), bipinnately compound, 3 to 5 inches long, with 4 to 10 pairs of major leaflets and numerous pairs of very small minor, very finely divided leaflets, entire, leaf rather feathery looking, bright green to grayish green.
Flower: Creamy white, round cluster, 1/2 inch across on a slender 1 inch stem, appearing in late spring in open terminal clusters.

Fruit: A 4 to 8 inch long, 1/2 inch wide flat legume, dark reddish brown to nearly black, flattened seeds inside.

Twig: Slender, reddish brown, zig zag, speckled with lighter lenticels, thornless.

Bark: Gray to reddish brown, developing scaly, loose patches.

Form: Small, multi-stemmed tree or large, wide spreading shrub reaching up to 20 feet tall with sn open airy crown.
Looks like: palo blanco - guajillo - whitethorn acacia
No range map exists for this species. See a map of the states in which Lysiloma watsonii can be found (opens a new window). USDA Plants Database
Lysiloma watsonii is native to North America.

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