Blue Palo Verde, Cercidium floridum

Blue Palo Verde
Cercidium floridum




Trunks and Branches


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Family: Leguminoceae, Pea Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 25' (7.5 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Early Spring
Habitat Preferred:Desert
Photo(s) taken at: Hwy 89A between Rocking Chair and Cornville Roads
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Other Common Names:
Origin: Native
Comments: This is an unusual plant for the Verfde Valley - Palo Verde usually grows at elevations under 4000' and in more desert conditions. There are only a few examples growing wild in our area.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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