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Mesquite Tree-Prosopis glandulosa

Also known as the honey mesquite is a small to medium, thorny shrub and a tree in the legume family. It is native to the southwestern U.S. It grows extremely fast, has very dense shade, and produces a seed pod that is high in protein eaten by humans and animals. It is also readily available firewood since it thrives  in a dry environment

The mesquite has rounded big and floppy drooping branches with feathery foliage. It usually grows 20-30 feet but can grow as tall as 50 feet. It flowers from March to November with pale, yellow elongated spikes and bears straight, yellow seed pods. Every mesquite has a radial and tap root system that helps it endure the desert.


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