Plant ID forum: What 'acacia' is this?

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Name: Michael Pierce
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MrGrimGarden
Jan 27, 2016 4:51 PM CST
I grew this little guy from seed pods that I collected in Paradise Valley, AZ. Would love to know I have.


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JRsbugs
Jan 27, 2016 7:37 PM CST
A list for Paradise Valley ..

http://www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View...

There's several which look similar and they are not all Acacia.

Could you take a closer photo of the leaves?

Pithecellobium flexicaule is similar but the leaves look to be more closely attached to the stem.

http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/Display_Onetree.aspx?tid=6...

Sophora secundiflora .. the leaves don't look to have much of a stem attaching them to the main stem but you might know what the seed pods looked like.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/sophora-secundiflo...

Could it be Desert Ironwood, Olneya tesota?

http://apps.cals.arizona.edu/arboretum/taxon.aspx?id=190

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Olneya+tesota+leaves&biw=1...





Name: Michael Pierce
Duluth, Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Container Gardener Seed Starter Herbs Houseplants Foliage Fan
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals
MrGrimGarden
Jan 27, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Thanks JRsBugs. The seed pods, flowers and thorns look to be closest to the Ebenopsis ebano (Pithecellobium flexicaule). Guess I may have to wait untill I get flowers and fruit for a better ID.

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Here are some siblings.



Here's a close up of the leaves. They shut closed at night.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 28, 2016 3:21 PM CST
You're welcome Mr. Grim Garden, and Thank You! for the Acorn

Do tell, why is your garden grim? Hilarious!

Leaves: The leaves are small, dark green, bi-pinnate (compound), arranged on a 1 inch to 2 inch long stems. Leaves fold up at night or in subdued sunlight.


http://www.delange.org/TexasEbony/TexasEbony.htm



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Name: Michael Pierce
Duluth, Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Container Gardener Seed Starter Herbs Houseplants Foliage Fan
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals
MrGrimGarden
Jan 28, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Some of my plants are a bit on the grim side. Mandrake, belladonna, henbane, wormwood, mugwort...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 28, 2016 8:41 PM CST
MrGrimGarden said:Some of my plants are a bit on the grim side. Mandrake, belladonna, henbane, wormwood, mugwort...


I see! Rolling on the floor laughing

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