Prosopis glandulosa  torreyana

Honey Mesquite
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
Photo taken on: June 4, 2009
Location: By the Rio Grande in Bandelier, NM
Life Zones: Plains
Habitat: Washes, flats, sandy areas

A shrub growing to be a 15ft tree if water is available. Leaves are 8" long divided into small oblong leaflets with a pair of thorns in the leaf nodes. Flowers are tiny greenish-yellow in long drooping spikes and produce slender 8" seed pods.

 Yellow Long Clusters