Latin name: Parkinsonia florida (Benth. ex A. Gray) S.
  Watson
  Pronunciation: par-kin-SEW-nee-a FLOR-i-da

  Common name: Palo verde
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Washes, flood plains and low sandy
  places below 3000', creosote bush scrub, Colorado
  Desert
  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Parkinsonia
  2) florida
  Formerly Cercidium floridum ssp. floridum

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