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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Tumacacori, AZ 85640

Phone:

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