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Prosopis juliflora

Family: Leguminosae

Common name: MESQUITE

Synonym: Prosopis juliflora var. torreyana

Native to: Caribbean, Mexico, South America

Plant

Types: shrub, tree

Forms: erect, spreading

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 39 feet

Max width: 19.6 feet

Flower

yellow

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: seeds

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: shelter

Plant features: deciduous, weedy

Edibles: herb, vegetable

Exposure: sun

Weedy

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zone: zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +30 to +40 °F

Water: drought tolerant, dry, regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant