Description: Small to medium sized tree that can grow up to 30′ tall. Spiny with green bark.
Flower: Yellow with orange-red spots, five petaled in lose clusters.
Leaves: Long, thin, olive green, needle-like to 10″.
Fruit: Purplish-brown to tank lumpy pods, 6″ long, containing small dark brown seeds.
Elevation: 500-5,000 feet
Impacts: Grows and reproduces very rapidly, displacing native plants and creating think thorny stands. Spreads by water dispersed seeds during flood events. Leaves covered in spines.