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Common names: false-mesquite calliandra, mesquitilla.
Low, densely-branched shrub, Pea Family.
Blooms February-May in California, Arizona and Texas.
1-3 feet (30-100 cm), compound leaves with smooth edged-leaflets.
Likes dry, rocky slopes or gravel washes. The showy part of the flower is its long, pink stamens. Calliandra means beautiful stamen in Latin. Deer and livestock eat the leaves.
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