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Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)

Brian Haggerty/CPPHoney mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) is a deciduous, thorny, nitrogen-fixing large shrub or medium-sized tree. It grows between 1.5 to 35 feet tall. The greenish-white to yellowish-white flowers develop simultaneously with the leaves. These flowers are grouped tightly on elongated spikes that are showy and droopy. Flowers are high in nectar. The CPP four letter code for this species is PRGL

This species is currently being monitored at Joshua Tree National Park.


Download the USA-NPN datashseet for Prosopis glandulosa here.

Download the CPP species profile for Prosopis glandulosa here.


For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Prosopis glandulosa on the USA-NPN website

Prosopis glandulosa on Calflora

Prosopis glandulosa on USDA Plants

CPP Parks and Partners