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Catclaw Acacia (Acacia greggii)


This deciduous shrub or small tree has curved thorns on its stems.  The grey-green leaves are made up of many small leaflets.  The flowers are arranged in inflorescences made up of many small light yellow flowers.  Inflorescences tend to be longer than the leaves and clustered with leaves on short-shoots. The fruit is a brown pod between 5 and 15 centimeters long.  It can be curved, twisted, or flat in shape, narrowing between the seeds. 


Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Acacia greggii here.

Download the CPP species profile for Acacia greggii here.

Acacia greggii on the USA-NPN website

Acacia greggii on Calflora

Acacia greggii on USDA PLANTS

Acacia greggii's USFS profile

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