See Article History Alternative Title: Prosopis Mesquite, genus Prosopisgenus of spiny deep-rooted shrubs or small trees in the pea family Fabaceae.
They form extensive thickets in areas from South America into the southwestern United States. They are considered pests and have been eradicated in some places. The wood of the mesquite, formerly used in railroad ties, is of limited economic San Marcos call out massage, though it is useful for unusual furniture and for aromatic firewood.
Michael J. Plagens Mesquite roots penetrate depths of as much as 20 metres 70 feet in search of water. Their trunks may be 45 cm 18 inches in Bdsm Stratford dating but more commonly are smaller or shrublike.
The plants bear compound leaves with numerous narrow olive-green to white hairy Sky therapy massage Orlando. The flowers occur in dense cream-coloured or yellow catkins about 8 cm 3 inches long and are followed by clusters of long, narrow, pale yellow beans 15—20 cm 6—8 inches long.
The beans, which contain a sweet pulp, are often eaten by cattle. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.
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