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Parkinsonia praecox

Palo Brea, Sonoran Palo Verde

This native of Mexico has a strong umbrella shape, with arching lime green branches and smooth lime green trunks. The thorny branches are lined with blue-green compound leaves, which may be shed during cold or extreme drought. Clusters of yellow flowers are produced in the spring. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils. Syn: Cercidium praecox