Lysiloma microphylla v. thornberi-Fern
of the Desert
Semi-evergreen tree to 45'.
Will grow rapidly with moisture. Rough gray bark. Pinnately
compound leaves drought /cold deciduous. Flower heads small,
pale & cream color. Sun, heat & drought tolerant. Can
freeze to the ground in cold areas. Native e of Tucson in
Sonoran desert 2800-4000'. Lush texture, dense shade. Naturally
a multiple stem. Damaged below 20. Drops leaves briefly in
spring. Seed pod litter. Chlorotic if overwatered. Larval food
plant for Large Orange Sulphur. Mimosa replacement.