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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Chaparro Prieto   Acacia rigidula    
Pea family — Fabaceae

Also known as:
Black Brush, Blackbush Acacia

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Black brush is one of the most common and characteristic thorny shrubs of the South Texas brush country, particularly on gravelly soils. Although not popular with area ranchers due to its abundance and spininess, it produces beautiful and fragrant flowers in the spring and early summer.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 
 

Flowering Months: February, March, April, May, June, July

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