Latin name: Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn. var. farnesiana
Pronunciation: va-CHEL-ee-a farns-ee-AY-na
Common name: Sweet acacia
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Dry slopes in chaparral near San Diego, native from west Florida to southern Texas and Arizona, Mexico and tropical America
Blooming period: January to March
Name derivations: 1) Vachellia 2) farnesiana