Blue Palo Verde

Parkinsonia florida

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  • Blue Palo Verde | Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) Photo: Joe Decruyenaere
  • Blue Palo Verde | Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) Photo: Joe Decruyenaere
  • Blue Palo Verde | Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) Photo: Joe Decruyenaere
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Basic Information

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Size

up to 30 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow

Can I eat Blue Palo Verde?

The plant's beans were used as a food source for Native American Tribes in the southwest.

Blue Palo Verde Habitat

Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) is native to far southwestern United States and northwest Mexico. I can be found in valleys, grasslands and along desert foothills.

Blue Palo Verde Facts

Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) is the State Tree of Arizona. The small tree is leafless most of the year, thus its blue-green branches perform photosynthesis. The tree has a variety of uses for Native Americans tribes including an important food source and wood for tools.

Blue Palo Verde Distribution



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