Common Name  Roundflower Catclaw,  Catclaw Acacia, Roemer Acacia, Blackbush
Latin Name  Acacia roemeriana
Native Habitat  Chihuahuan Desert 1,000 to 4,500 feet
Soil  Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, low organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month in summer and early fall
Height X Width Maximum 20 X 20 feet with 16 inch trunk, usual 10 feet X 15 feet
Protective Mechanism Prickles
Leaves Green, deciduous in winter
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Songbird, Hummingbird, Moonlight
Ornamental Value White fluffy balls of fragrant white flowers, pinkish flat beans, cold marginal
Nature Value Nectar and pollen for bees and butterflies, nesting sites, seed eaten by game birds
Native American Uses Seeds ground into pinole
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Note: High pollinator