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Mesquite Thorn

Saturday, April 11, 2009




Continuing my desert plant pictures, here's close up of mesquite tree.

Surprisingly, this tree is considered a legume. Its beans are edible, although I have never tried it.
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4 comments:

Mr. Muskrat said...

Weird. I took a shot of mesquite thorns yesterday.

David Wong said...

:)
Cool. I noticed on your picture, there were thorns growing on thorns. Never seen that before.

I like the night shots also.

Is that somewhere in Texas?

Mr. Muskrat said...

I have seen the thorns on thorns before but I don't know how common it is.

Thanks. :)

Yes, it is Texas. The mesquite was found at River Legacy Park along West Fork Trinity River. The fountain is at Lincoln Square shopping center, also in Arlington. The water shots are along Lake Carolyn in Irving. The trio of buildings are known as The Towers at Williams Plaza, home of The Mustangs of Las Colinas.

David Wong said...

It was Texas, cool. My brother went to UT Arlington, a loooooong time ago, :).

We grew up in West Texas, San Angelo to be exact. We had lots of mesquite trees in the area, but I have never paid much attention to them before. As they soak up so much water, they are pretty much considered pest trees.

Only thing that stuck in my mind is good brisket made with mesquite fire, yum.

 

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