Latin name: Prosopis pubescens Benth.
  Pronunciation: pro-SOP-is pew-BES-ens

  Common name: Screwbean mesquite
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Sandy or gravelly washes and canyons to
  2500', creosote bush scrub, San Bernardino Mts,
  Mojave Desert

  Blooming period: May to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Prosopis
  2) pubescens
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