False-Mesquite Calliandra

False-Mesquite CalliandraRio Grande Stickpea

Calliandra conferta Benth. in Gray

Whole plant

Family : Fabaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

False-mesquite calliandra is a woody shrub with many branches, a mimosa-like appearance and stands three to ten inches in height. It resides in caliche and limestone of the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. False-mesquite calliandra flowers from March to May. This plant is often foraged by cattle and white-tailed deer.

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