Velvet Mesquite

Velvet mesquite, Prosopis velutina

The name "Velvet mesquite" refers to the fine hairs found at the base of leaves and at the tips of small branches and new growth.

 
Velvet mesquite tree on Tumacácori Mission grounds

Velvet mesquite tree on Tumacácori Mission grounds

Photo by Anita Badertscher

 
Velvet mesquite leaf

Velvet mesquite leaf

Photo by Steve Baskauf

 
Velvet mesquite flowers

Velvet mesquite flowers

photo courtesy of Tarleton University

 
Velvet mesquite pods

Mesquite bean pods

Photo courtesy of Tarleton University

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