GUAJILLO Berlandier Acacia
Acacia beriandieri - Mimosaceae, Mimosa Family
Small, usually multistemmed tree with
feathery foliage; twigs frequently armed with short prickles.
Height: 9-15 feet.
Flowers: Fragrant, creamy-white,
round heads; spring and after rains.
Fruit: Thick-walled pod.
Foliage: Deciduous, delicate,
Bark: Tan (when young) to gray, with
shallow fissures and broad, flat ridges.
Growth rate: Medium.
Sun: Partial shade to full sun.
Maintenance: Little needed.
Propagation: Fresh semi-green seed.
Brush-grasslands. Most abundant in
Hidalgo and Starr Counties.
Foliage used for cover, shade and
browse by wildlife and livestock; excellent nectar source.
Plant in a small area to appreciate
the light shade and fragrant