Same site as:
Still perfumes air with sickening sweet odor.
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917
San Juan del Río, Querétaro.
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos
Collected seeds years ago from a roadside colony in Tarrant County. Probably a horticultural escape (?).
Vachellia farnesiana, also known as Acacia farnesiana, and previously Mimosa farnesiana, commonly known as needle bush, is so named because of the numerous thorns distributed along its branches. The native range of V. farnesiana is uncertain. While the point of origin is Mexico and Central America, the species has a pantropical distribution incorporating northern Australia and southern Asia. It remains unclear whether the extra-American distribution is primarily natural or anthropogenic. It is deciduous over part of...