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Parkinsonia aculeata

Parkinsonia aculeata L.

Cercidium aculeata

Mexican Palo Verde

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusParkinsoniaNamed for John Parkinson, author, botanist, Apothecary of London and king’s herbalist to James I
SpeciesaculeataPrickly

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Parkinsonia aculeata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Mar 2010.

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Parkinsonia aculeata (Mexican Palo Verde)

5/20/2009 · Lake Mead Visitor Center, Boulder City, NV
≈ 9 × 6" (24 × 15 cm)

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